Although he is best known in the US as a filmmaker, Pier Paolo Pasolini, is known throughout Europe a leading intellectual, working not only in film but poetry, journalism, visual art, literature and theater. Pasolini wrote six plays, of which Pylede is one.
“The mark which has dominated all my work is this longing for life, this sense of exclusion, which doesn't lessen but augments this love of life.”
― Pier Paolo Pasolini
Pasolini often returned to classical texts: Medea, Oedipus Rex and the Oresteia, from which Pylade is derived.
He was murdered, in 1975, by being run over multiple times with his own car and his body had been partially burned. Although a male hustler was arrested and eventually confessed to the murder, other theories surrounding the murder exist.
"An artist, if he's unselfish and passionate, is always a living protest. Just to open his mouth is to protest: against conformism, against what is official, public, or national, what everyone else feels comfortable with, so the moment he opens his mouth, an artist is engaged, because opening his mouth is always scandalous." ― Pier Paolo Pasolini
La MaMa presents
by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Directed by Ivica Buljan
English Translation of Pylade is by Adam Paolozza and Coleen MacPherson
Assistant Directed by Arthur Adair
Performed by Great Jones Repertory Company with Marco Mandić
Music composed by Michael Sirotta, additional music by Yukio Tsuji and Heather Paauwe
Thursday December 03 - Friday December 18, 2015
Thursday - Saturday at 7pm; Sunday at 4pm
The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $25 Adults; $20 Students/Seniors; ten tickets priced at $10 each are available for every performance as part of La MaMa's 10@$10 ticketing program (advance sale only).
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