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The Theatre Arts Program
at the University of Pennsylvania


Carlo Gozzi's

March 29 - April 2

Evening performances:
8:00 pm, March 29 - April 1

Matinee performances:
2:00 pm, April 1 and 2

After the Wednesday evening performance of March 29th
there will be an open Q&A session with the cast and director

Annenberg Center's Studio Theatre
3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Princess Turandot will marry only the suitor of royal blood who can solve her three riddles. Those who fail the test will be executed. So far, all of Turandot's would-be lovers have failed. The Prince of Samarkand is the latest victim, and as he is being beheaded, Calaf (prince of the recently-deposed Tartars) comes to Peking. When he catches sight of her portrait, Calaf is so overwhelmed by Turandot's beauty that he decides to try his luck at solving her riddles.

What follows is a story of torture, confusion, cruelty and love told as only that master of Commedia dell’Arte, Carlo Gozzi, could tell it. Join the Theatre Arts Program for a magical night as we present Turandot.




Center for Italian Studies, UPenn, 549 Williams Hall, 255 South 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305