ICI London is pleased to support Cristina Comencini and her play Due Partite / Two Rounds (7/10 February at the Jermyn Street Theatre).
“Thursday we play cards. Best day of the week. Sunday, I dream of Thursday”.
Italy, 1960s. Claudia, Gabriella, Sofia, and Beatrice meet every week to play cards, discuss their marriages, and shuffle the deck of life. Fast forward thirty years, their daughters gather after a funeral, and the cycle repeats. But has anything changed?
Written by Oscar-nominee Cristina Comencini, a searing new translation from Aida Rocci brings the flavour, passion, and authenticity of a story that has captivated Italy for decades to the UK for the first time. The play will be in Italian with an English translation.
A Jermyn Street Theatre and Aslant Theatre Company Co-production. Pert of the Footprint Festival.
Translated and directed by Aida Rocci. Produced by Antonia Georgieva.
Buy your tickets for the performance at the Jermyn Street Theatre HERE
Cristina Comencini is an Italian film director, screenwriter and novelist. Her film The Beast in the Heart, based on her own novel La bestia nel cuore, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Among her other works, Il matrimonio di Caterina (1982), Buon Natale… Buon anno (1989), Quattro storie di donne (1986), Cuore and La Storia.