Bong Bong Bong against the Walls, Ting Ting Ting in our Heads
by Dario D'Ambrosi
directed by Dario D'Ambrosi
"Bong Bong Bong against the Walls, Ting Ting Ting in our Heads" is the kind of play that could only be written from the experience of Dario D'Ambrosi, who for over 30 years has worked with mentally disabled people in Italy. It is the American debut for Set/Puppet Designer Aurora Buzzetti (Rome). Translation is by Celeste Moratti. It is a theatrical fantasy about mentally ill children in institutions, whose thoughts are cloudy but whose souls are clear, who are bespattered with pain but whose dignity shines. In fairy tale style, it dramatizes how their imaginations are limitless and how they flourish when they are loved. The story is told with live music, singing, dance and puppets. Although it deals directly with lives of most troubled people, the play is fantastical and nonthreatening. It is recommended for audiences of all ages.
10/14/2010 at 8:00pm