Reminder - Animelle! 1 Euro per Pound

From: Cri
Sent on: Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:00 PM
Hello everyone, just a friendly reminder that tickets for the presentation of "Animelle! 1 Euro per Pound" will be available for purchase at tonight's Meet-Up at Grano. Please read below for details about the performances.?

The Associazione Giovani Italo-Canadesi will?present an acting?troop from Milano! The performance is entitled "Animelle! 1 Euro per Pound", and will be presented in English. The show deals with the serious subject matter of human trafficking and the grave effects it has not only on the local community, but also on society at large. A synopsis of the play follows at the end of this email.
Performances will be held at the Robert Gill Theatre at 214 College St. (at St. George Street):?
  • Friday May 28, 2010, at 8:00pm;?
  • Saturday May 29, 2010, at 8:00pm;?
  • Sunday matin?e on May 30, 2010,?at 2:00pm.

Tickets are priced at $30 for adults or $25 for students and seniors.?

For more information please send inquiries to [address removed],or feel free to contact me.?

Play Synopsis:?
Thousands of girls disappear every year, kidnapped by organized crime. They travel on cargo ships, are hidden on busses, are sold in pubs which are managed by the masters of drug-dealing, or are auctioned in the slums of cities across the world.
"Animelle! 1 Euro per Pound" investigates the theme of prostitution (exploitation, trade, violence against women). Prostitution, that is, not only intended in a sexual contest, but more so as the objectification of the self in order to obtain a specific scope. "Is everything really on sale today?" The conviction that nowadays everything can be commercialized.
The show is the crude image of our world, the desperate chant of these fragile souls that falter between dreams and death. Marco, Italian, is the merchant. He is the one who enslaves and sells his "merchandise?. Nicol, Linn and Kjuscha are the three prostitutes - the victims in this story. In an undefined setting, a flat-screen tv, two mattresses and a functioning cooking burner give life to an intendedly gaunt scene in which the actors give life to the characters.
"Animelle! 1 euro per pound" is a jab in the stomach that reaches straight through to the heart, with the absence of any type of sugar-coating or flattery to look to as to find a justification for such a business, which today profits more than that of drugs. Every character in the show pours his or her own story giving more importance to gestures rather than words. This is a show which is aesthetic rather than wordy, poetic in form and violent in its means of accusation.
The show is written and directed by Rocco Ricciardulli, by the Company KOR, with Man-Lo Zhang, M. Kovacevic, N. Lyubchenko, R. Ricciardulli.

Cristienne L. Aceto
Associazione Giovani Italo-Canadesi
VP Operations
[address removed]
+1 (647) 628 - 2772

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