$20 – $40

The Nonna Monologues / I monologhi della Nonna

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LIMITED ENGAGEMENT ONLY! December 6 – 22, 2019

A comical experience about our love for Nonnas

Following the success of the Dora Award-nominated show If on a Christmas Night…, Villa Charities proudly presents The Nonna Monologues / I monologhi della Nonna, the new holiday experience created by internationally acclaimed theatre company DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT) and director Daniele Bartolini.

Italy is a country founded by Nonnas. They are the ones who raised you, who kept the family together and who adopted mystical solutions to cure every ailment. They are the true superheroes of the family unit and deserve to be celebrated.

This new production features performers who will regale the audience with their epic Nonna stories and compete for the honour of being voted as the winner of this hilarious ‘Nonna challenge’. Bring your family and friends and enjoy this cozy and convivial theatrical experience with holiday treats.

The Nonna Monologues beautifully weaves heartwarming stories and memories of this special generation of women into an unforgettable show full of laughter, love and the magic of Christmas.

A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will support Villa Charities Foundation.

With support from
Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto

Media Partners:
TLN & Mediaset Italia

Concept and Direction by: Daniele Bartolini
Produced by: Villa Charities Inc.
Written by: Daniele Bartolini with Michele Andrei and the DLT cast
Executive Production and Production Design: DopoLavoro Teatrale
With: Danya Buonastella, Daniele Bartolini and Maddalena Vallecchi Williams

About DopoLavore Teatrale:
DopoLavore Teatrale (DLT) is an international award-winning company founded in 2006 in Florence, Italy by Artistic Director Daniele Bartolini. DLT is dedicate to audience specific theatre, a form of interactive theatre developed by the company. DLT has been presented in Canada, England, Germany, Italy and India. DLT highlights include: The Stranger 2.0: Above and Below (presented with Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Community Sponsor Villa Charities Inc.), If on a Christmas Night (Villa Charities Inc., Toronto), Leonardos Last Supper (Villa Charities Inc., Toronto), Haunted Weather for a Stranger First Experiment (Barfuss Theater Berlin; Germany), An Italian Christmas Carol (Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto, Canada) The Invisible City (SummerWorks Toronto, Canada), Off Limits Zone (Luminato Festival, Toronto, Canada) Unfinished (Khoj New Dehli, India) Past highlights: The Stranger (presented in Toronto, Canada at SummerWorks Festival, Mumbai at Thespo Festival, Sansepolcro, Italy at Kilowatt Festival, Vancouver, Canada at rEvolver Festival), That Ugly Mess (In the Soil Festival St. Catharines, Canada) Midway Along The Journey of Our Life (Summerworks Toronto, Canada), EveryTimeIStretchMyArm (Natura Dei Teatri, Parma, Italy) K.i.t.e. (International Festival Fabric Europa, Florence, Italy). Daniele Bartolini is a recipient of the RBC Newcomer Art Access Prize and finalist of the Telus Newcomer Artist Award. The Stranger received a nomination for the Critics Award Premio Rete Criticafrom the Italian theatre magazine PaneAcquaCulture for the edition at the Kilowatt Festival. DLT is the current resident company at Villa Charities Inc. DLT was recently nominated for Outstanding Performance of an Ensemble at the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Awards.

December 6 – 22, 2019
Previews: Wednesday, December 4, 8:00pm & Thursday, December 5, 8:00pm
World Premiere: Friday, December 6 at 8:00pm

Performance Schedule:
Saturday, December 7 – Sunday, December 22
Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm

No performances on Monday, December 9 and Monday, December 16

Tickets for Previews must be purchased in person, by email or by phone only.

By email: rsvp@villacharities.com
By phone: 437-970-3318
In person: Arts, Youth & Culture Department
Columbus Centre
901 Lawrence Ave. West, Toronto, ON M6A 1C3
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Location: Columbus Room, Columbus Centre
901 Lawrence Ave. West, Toronto, ON

Duration: 75 minutes (no intermission)

Suitable for ages 6 and up.

Ticket Prices:
Previews: Pay What You Can (Suggested Donation $20)
General Admission – Adults: $40.00
Nonnas & Seniors (65+), Students (13 – 25) and Artists: $25.00
Children (6 – 12): $20.00

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