Late sixteenth-century-Italian-style, masked, improvisational, romantic comedy.
Commedia dell'Arte is the ancestor of every sitcom you've ever seen.
Stock characters in different situations: the rich man, the learned man, the lovers, the helpful servants,the overhelpful servants, the self-serving servants, the thief, the braggart...
We perform without a script, instead we have a scenario (the outline of the story with entrances and exits).
We practice until we have it (fairly) straight in our heads, then we perform it for you.
Our shows are typically family-friendly, our humor is broad-spectrum - from low to high, childish to mature, churlish to scholarly... we do our best to fly the innuendo over the 12-year-olds' heads.
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Mike is a founding member of the troupe, Carl has only been doing it since '97.
The shows are typically about an hour long. Usually three acts with musical intermezzi. dates×
Instructor: Performed by the players of i Sebastiani
Admission varies with the venue, usually we ask a donation and/or pass the hat at the end.
There is room for as many as come
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- or we've fallen behind in our clerical duties and not entered it in the database.
If you found it on our calendar page, we are planning to offer it on that date.
This class is either:
If you're interested in taking I Sebastiani and it's not on the calendar, please tell us using our Notification-List Page.
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