convergence-continuum, continues its 2011 Season at the Liminis theatre with the Mid-West premiere of The Miracle at Naples by David Grimm- a saucy adult comedy set in Renaissance Italy.
The Miracle at Naples is an outrageously smart and bawdy commedia dell'arte-inspired sex farce about traveling players who land in Naples in the autumn of 1580 at the time of the annual miracle of San Gennaro, when social activity stops dead until the saint's blood liquefies in the local church named for him. The lives of the small, rag-tag band of actors and the locals they encounter - a motherless young woman named Flaminia and her duenna, Francescina - also come to a standstill while the characters strive to disentangle themselves from a hilarious mire of erotic and sexual confusions. Francescina renews her acquaintance with the troupe's leader, Don Bertolino, while her charge cavorts with his nephew Tristano and Tristano's very good pal Matteo. But then Flaminia falls for the leading man, Giancarlo, who has been toying with Don Bertolino's daughter La Piccola.
The Miracle at Naples is directed by convergence-continuum company member Geoffrey Hoffman, and features actors Lucy Bredeson-Smith, Ray Caspio, Robert Hawkes, Stuart Hoffman, Zac Hudak, Emily Pucell and Lauren B. Smith.
The Miracle at Naples opens Friday, July 1 and runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through July 23 at the Liminis, 2438 Scranton Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113 in the historic Tremont neighborhood. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors (65+) and $10 for students. Reservations and information are available at 216-687-0074 and www.convergence-continuum.org.