La Lupa – comes to life in the beautiful setting of the Lunzjata Valley

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La Lupa - comes to life in the beautiful setting of the Lunzjata ValleyGiovanni Verga’s masterpiece, `La Lupa,’ is set to come to life in the next production being staged by the Gozo Creative Theatre Club, which is based on David Lan’s – The She-Wolf, an English-language adaptation for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The GCTC aid that this compelling drama of love and loss starts with jovial dancing and singing, which slowly builds up tension by gradually developing into a battle of wills for the three main characters: Nanni, Pina and Mara, fighting their Christian beliefs along with their temptations, culminating in a decisive ending.

Nanni, a man who is bewitched with Pina, also desires her daughter Mara – consuming himself and those close to him. Mara does not want Nanni at first, however grows to love him resulting in her disowning her mother – helping to escalate her mother’s decent into madness.

The cast features Mariella Cassar, Marija Cassar, Joseph Bartolo, George Camilleri, Helen Camilleri, Alvin Scicluna, Matthias Mercieca, Marisa Grech, Marvic Bajada, Anthony Debono, Dianne A. Portelli, Michel Refalo and Matthias Refalo, with local dancers and musicians also taking part.

This production will be directed by the Gozo Creative Theatre Club’s artistic director George Mizzi.

‘La Lupa,’ endorsed by Valletta 2018 Foundation, will be held in collaboration with the Gozo College Education Department and the Ambassador & Permanent Delegate of Malta to UNESCO.

The setting for this performance is the remote, rustic and magnificent location of Lunzjata Valley, which lies on the edge of Victoria and Kercem in Gozo, on Saturday, the 30th of June and Sunday, the 1st of July, both nights starting at 8pm.

This is the first time that a play will be held in this beautiful location. Entrance is free. The seating will be on a first come first served basis.

Following on later in the year, in collaboration with the Sacred Heart Seminary of Gozo, the Gozo Creative Theatre Club will be presenting the contemporary play ‘Il-Hmar t’Alla’ by Joseph W. Psaila.

This performance will conclude the events which mark the 150th Anniversary of the Seminary’s inauguration.

This play is inspired by the life of the Curé d’Ars, John Maria Vianney, patron saint of parish priests. It portrays the struggle, on a spiritual level, between the hero and the anti-hero which can still rouse our conscience even today.

The cast features George Camilleri, Jamie Camilleri, Joseph Bartolo, Helen Camilleri, Anthony Debono, Alvin Scicluna, Matthias Mercieca, Dianne. A. Portelli, Mariella Cassar, Maria Cassar, Marisa Grech, Marvic Bajada, Francesca Petra Mizzi, Joseph Portelli, Jerome Mizzi, Ruth Portelli, Michel Refalo, Joellson Bezzina and Matthias Refalo.

This production will be directed by the Gozo Creative Theatre Club’s artistic director George Mizzi.

This performance will be staged in November at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary Hall in Victoria, Gozo, on Friday, the 17th, at 7.30pm, Sunday, the 19th at 3.00pm and on Saturday the 25th of November at 7.30pm. Tickets are €5.00 each for adults and €3.00 each for children.

For bookings please contact the Sacred Heart Major Seminary reception either through telephone: 21556479 or e-mail majorseminary@gozodiocese.org.

Tickets will also be available at the door but seating is limited and will be on a first come first served basis.

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