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SERVING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMMUNITY IN ROME SINCE 1996

The English Theatre of Rome, a division of Ford Entertainment, is dedicated to spring-boarding artists in the Eternal City by producing full seasons of theatrical work in English.

From October to June, our repertory spans five categories: a classical piece, a contemporary play, a world premiere, the work of a featured female writer, and a bilingual production. Each season is curated to introduce a new author to Roman audiences, revitalize a classic, and amplify the voice of a female playwright.

For more than a quarter century, our company has served as a vital platform for directors, playwrights, performers, designers, and technicians from across the globe to showcase their talents to international audiences in the heart of Rome.

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UP NEXT :
   PETER and the STARCATCHER

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The English Theatre of Rome is thrilled to announce the Italian debut of the celebrated modern classic PETER AND THE STARCATCHERThe New York Times hailed it as "Sensational! Theatre at its most brazenly infectious!" "With grown-up savvy and a child's wonder at what it can achieve, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER floats right through the ceiling of the physical limits imposed by a three-dimensional stage. While there's not a body harness in sight, this show never stops flying," writes Ben Brantley.

Produced in association with the University of Louisiana's Performing Arts Department and directed by Carl Granieri, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER runs 20 June - 29 June at Teatro Arciliuto, Piazza di Montevecchio, 5, 00186. The piece runs 135 minutes with a 10-minute intermission.

 

General Admission (walk-up)  €17.00     |

General Admission (online)     €15.00     |

Students and Seniors               €12.00     |

Group Rates (12+)                     €10.00     |

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Broadwayworld.com hails ETR's production of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER as "enthralling," with "a whirlwind of hilarious back-and-forths" and "ingenious, simple, and extremely effective directing."

Italian Insider calls the show "tender," "fast-paced," and "brimming with laughter," writing:

 

Down the steps of the Teatro Arciliuto in Piazza di Montevecchio, the cast brought the childlike wonder of Peter Pan to Rome on their opening night. Director Carl Granieri and his crew travelled from America to put on a show that stunned the audience. [...] Produced in association with the University of Louisiana, the play’s energy and imaginative storytelling make it a must-see for anyone looking to experience theatre at its most captivating.

Embark with ETR to find the Neverland you never knew in this celebrated grown-up prequel.  A dozen actors portray over 100 unforgettable characters in a rollicking "play with music" that bursts with imagination and ingenious stagecraft. Off-beat and hilarious, this wildly theatrical reboot reveals how a nameless orphan came to be The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. The winner of 5 Tony-Awards, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER abounds with comedic pop references and sprung-coil puns... that is, when it's not breaking your heart. American director Carl Granieri, who last year gave us Italy's first production of the beautiful EURYDICE by Sarah Ruhl, returns to Rome this June with another thrilling journey!

WRITTEN BY RICK ELICE

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY DAVE BARRY and RIDLEY PEARSON

MUSIC BY WAYNE BARKER
DIRECTED BY CARL GRANIERI

SCENIC AND LIGHTING DESIGN BY MARTY AIKENS

CHOREOGRAPHY BY KATE CARR

MUSICAL DIRECTION and SOUND DESIGN BY MATT KIRK

PROPS DESIGN and WARDROBE SUPERVISION BY MEREDITH GRANIERI

STAGE MANAGEMENT BY LAUREL GREENWAY

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is made possible through the kind support of the following generous partners and sponsors: The University of Louisiana Foundation; The Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, Louisiana; The Marty Wilson Jr. Arts and Music Foundation in Atlantic City, NJ; Teatro Arciliuto Association.

This production will be presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

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Prod History

PRODUCTION HISTORY

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Over the course of more than 25 years, ETR has staged hundreds of pieces in a wide variety of genres and styles. Some highlights include:

the celebrated Roman premiere of Sara Ruhl's "Eurydice" (2023) helmed by American guest director Carl Granieri,  a trio of blockbuster hits, the all-female "Macbeth" (2022), "Richard III" (2018), and "Hamlet" (2016), all directed by Douglas Dean; "The Great Gatsby" (2012) co-directed by Ford, Saragnese, and Zimmelman; the standing-room only production of Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party" (2009) directed by Gaby Ford; British deaf comedian Steve Day's Italian premiere, with simultaneous Italian sign translation as a fundraiser for the Robert Wirth foundation (2005, 2007); the world premiere of "The Moths" (2008); the award winning "Ophelia" (2006), devised and directed by Dustin Wills; a sold out and extended presentation of Donald Margolies' "Dinner With Friends" (2004) directed by Harriet Power; the world premiere of "Freudian Slips and Other Underwear" (2003) by Alexia Murray and Nick Nicolosi, directed by Dyanne White, which was remounted in Italian at Teatro Colosseo and for the third year running at Teatro dei Servi; David Ives’ "Universal Language" (2000), our first bilingual production, for the prestigious Cremona Theatre Festival which honored then-emerging director Aureliano Tristan Amadei; and a collaboration with Imogen Kusch whose "Marathon" (1999) by Eduardo Erba won her the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s "Scotsman’s Award" (1999).

Notable awards and recognitions include: the Outstanding Cultural Contribution Award from the American International Club in Rome (2005); the 50/50 Applause Award from The International Centre for Women in 2013, 2014, and 2016 for our continued commitment to producing the work of female playwrights; the Federation of Women's Associations Overseas selection of founder Gaby Ford for the Outstanding Women Abroad Award honoring her visionary work in creating and leading ETR (2007); and the International Women's Leadership Association honoring Ford and the English Theatre of Rome for Women of Outstanding Leadership (2015).
 

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ARCILIUTO

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Since 2004, ETR has had its home base at Teatro Arciliuto, located inside Palazzo Chiovenda, an ancient sixteenth-century residence in Piazza di Montevecchio. Built in the early 16th century by merging pre-existing structures based on a project by Baldassarre Peruzzi, a disciple of Raphael, the building rests on the ancient structures of a 2nd century Roman villa, the remains of which are still visible in the performance space.

Today, the building serves as an evocative, subterranean music and theatre venue. The intimacy of its 70-seat, three-quarter thrust configuration brings actors and audiences together in thrilling and complex ways. To learn more about Arciliuto, click on the image.

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Company Inquiries: +39.346.361.2209

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