MILAN: The Betrothed (I
promessi sposi) in Honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy

When: Tuesday, March 20

Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater

77 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL

6:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public. RSVP is required.

The Milan Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and the Italian
Cultural Institute of Chicago are proud to present a theatrical performance
of The Betrothed (I
promessi sposi)
on Tuesday, March 20.

Massimiliano Finazzer Flory, author and actor will perform a dramatic reading
from I promessi sposi,
in Italian with English supertitles. He will be accompanied by Gilda Gelati,
first ballerina of the ballet company of Teatro alla Scala, and by Elsa
Martignoni, violinist of the Orchestra Giuseppe Verdi of Milano.

The Betrothed (I promessi sposi, 1827)
is a love story that takes place in 17th century Italy. A couple on the eve
of their wedding discover that the local baron has his eye on the girl. While
famine and plague destroy an oppressed people, their love story takes on
Shakespearian overtones.

Click here for more information and to reserve your seat.

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