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TRUFFALDINO SAYS NO by Ken Slattery - A Shotgun Players-PlayGround Co-Production

Date: Thursday, July 5, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM
Calendar7/5/2012 7:00:00 PM7/5/2012 7:00:00 PMAmerica/Los_AngelesTRUFFALDINO SAYS NO by Ken Slattery At Ashby Stage1901 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703Website:

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1901 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
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Doomed to repeat the traditional life of an Italian harlequin, Truffaldino shirks his Commedia Dell’arte upbringing and two-steps across the Atlantic to find a strangely parallel world in the States. The cast of characters may have evolved from old to new world sensibilities, but a host of hilarious problems are one and the same. Truffaldino’s search for himself turns into a poignant and ridiculous romp across two continents. Genres collide when classic commedia and modern sitcom share the stage in this new work by local star Ken Slattery. Directed by M. Graham Smith.

Ken Slattery studied Drama & Theatre Studies at Trinity College Dublin. Since moving to the US from Ireland, Ken produced his full-length play American Irish in 2005, and has been a member of the PlayGround Writers pool since 2003. He was awarded the PlayGround Fellowship and commissioned to write Truffaldino Says No for the 2009-10 season. Ken is a company member of Killing My Lobster.

Truffaldino Says No was originally commissioned and developed by PlayGround. This world premiere co-production is made possible in part through PlayGround's New Play Production Fund, with support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, San Francisco Foundation and Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.