Steven Hopley and Alexander Gibbs brings their long-awaited production The Italian Comedy to 107 Projects theatre, this November. Presented by Something Wicked, Hopley directs a comedic tale of love, fugitives, and fashion, which is inspired by traditional Italian theatre.
Set in Venice, fashion store owner Placebo stays optimistic despite the rising threat of capitalist Cello and his clothing factory. Keeping himself occupied, Placebo plays matchmaker with for his young friend Folio.
All is well, until Folio’s sister, Messia, causes unrest at the factory. Caught up in the chaos, Placebo agrees to try and shelter the fugitive in his store in the most convenient ways – disgusting them as a mannequin.
Created by award-winning writers, Hopley and Gibbs, they have spent two-decades reimagining the historic comedy artform commedia dell’arte to inspire this latest production. The pair blend the
Raring to open last month, the sudden closure of the Meraki Arts Bar in Darlinghurst brought their shows debut to a halt. “We had just finished bumping in our set and were about to start our dress rehearsal when we were given the news… The cast and crew were all devastated,” said Hopley.
However, with the support of the theatre community, the shows tragic beginnings that has now led to a tumultuous start at 107 Projects. “The support we’ve received from everyone within the industry has been amazing,” Hopley continued.
“It’s been a long time coming, but this is a fabulously fun piece, and we can’t wait to share it with an audience.”
With Hopley at the reigns as Director, their talented cast and crew are more ready than ever to this deliver this hot and spicy comedy, straight into audience’s laps.
Staring Carla Field, James Hartley, Brendan Layton, and many more, don’t miss out on The Italian Comedy, running from November 29 till December 3.
November 29 – December 3
107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern