“The Great Duel Between Orlando and Rinaldo for the Beautiful Angelica’s Sake” from Italian Puppet Master Mimmo Cuticchio

Submitted by Chicago on Wed, 10/17/2018 - 3:58pm
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 4:30pm

Mimmo Cuticchio, master puppeteer and one of the last true heirs of the Sicilian theatrical tradition of the Opera dei Pupi, brings a free performance of “The Great Duel between Orlando and Rinaldo for the Beautiful Angelica’s Sake” to Chicago. While Opera dei Pupi/Sicilian Puppet Theater has been mesmerizing audiences since the start of the 18th century, when marionettes were a popular form of entertainment, the show’s narrative structure has been adapted for a contemporary audience.

The performancetells the otherworldly, magical war story of Orlando and Rinaldo as they desert the French army in pursuit of the beautiful princess Angelica, battle with outlandish beasts in the forest, challenge each other to a duel and are only saved from destroying each other by the convenient intervention of an enterprising wizard.

Location and contact
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th Street
Chicago  Illinois  60637
United States