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Literary Partners Program – La Scafetta: The Foundling Drawer

Nov 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tempest Productions presents La Scafetta: The Foundling Drawer, based on poems by Mary Rohrer-Dann and adapted for the stage by Cynthia Mazzant, with Roxanna Arrojo, Cynthia Mazzant, Elaine Meder-Wilgus, Laura Riley, Lissa Ramirez, Mary Rose Valentine, Jo Wadsworth, and Mike Waldhier.

Haunted by the mother who abandoned her, clashing with her teacher, Gabriella searches for a kindred spirit, love, and identity beyond her violin.

A new verse play exploring the history and role of the foundlings at Venice’s Ospedale della Pietà. In the 17th and mid-18th centuries, la Pieta was a famous stop on the Grand Tour due to the excellence of its all-female orchestra and choir. The figlie di coro performed at Mass and Vespers from behind grilles in the high choir galleries or “cantorie.” Much of Vivaldi’s sacred vocal and instrumental music was written for performance at the Pietà.

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This event made possible through the Poets House Literary Partners Space Rental Program.

Admission $20, visit to purchase Location Kray Hall Sponsored By Poets House


Nov 12, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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