June 21st and 22nd: Two by Gamba

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The Little Theatre of Norfolk and CORE Theatre Ensemble welcome guest artist Giacomo Gamba from Brescia, Italy for the American premiere performances of his surreal masterpieces Oxus-Gennan amp; Sgòrbypark for two evenings only June 21 and 22 at 8:00pm.

Oxus-Gennan follows two characters, X and Y, working their life at the Machine. Pale and blue veined, they work away as usual, collecting and processing oxygen in a world filled with pollution until… today. Something is different inside Y. What is life bound to a machine?

Sgòrbypark follows two ex-members of secret organizations that underwent all kinds of experiments before, during, and after their missions. They were used for the worst purposes in the name of progress, and now they are just two human beings without definite identities. Rubbish in a collapsing world, they are lost and left alone in Sgòrbypark. In a hallucinated trip, the two live again in the old missions and explore the dark side of their souls to discover what little humanity is still there in order to live.

Moving and human, both these pieces are surreal in laughter and sadness. Oxus-Gennan and Sgòrbypark are two worlds in which the characters question what it is to live. Oxus-Gennan will be presented by CORE Theatre Ensemble starring Lindsey Wyda-Cole and Matt Cole. Sgòrbypark will be presented by Centro di Creazione Teatrale starring Giacomo Gamba and Laura Mantovi.

Performances are Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 8:00pm at the Little Theatre of Norfolk, 801 Claremont Ave. A reception to meet the artists will follow each evening! Tickets are $15 General Admission, $10 LTN Season Subscribers and are available at www.ltnonline.org

About the Guest Artist: Giacomo Gamba is an accomplished actor, director, published author and playwright, currently residing in Brescia, Italy where, since 2010, he works and teaches at the Centro di Creazione Teatrale (Center of Theatrical Creation). His plays have been performed in many international festivals including Argentina, Ecuador, Egypt, Armenia, Canada, Austria, and Germany where he also has taught workshops on his method of physical theatrical work. His published works include short stories, fiction and modern fairy tales most of which English translations can be found on Amazon.com. He has studied at the Scuola di Teatro e Arte Del Movimento with Brigitte Morel and Fabio Maccarinelli and was an actor with the French-Italian theatre company Scarabeblù. He has worked closely with several theater groups in Brescia including the Masnada Theater Group, Centro Teatrale Bresciano,and Fabbrica del Vento where he originally penned and presented his multi-award winning Sgòrbypark and Oxus-Gennan among other pieces. For more informaton on Giacomo please visit his website: www.giacomogamba.it

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