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4/18/2019 - An Evening with the Mask: Characters of the Renaissance Program at Southbury Public Library

On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 7-8:30pm, in Kingsley Room, Mace Perlman will perform with the masks of Renzo Antonello of renaissance Italy; it will be a show for all.

Join us and Mace Perlman, French- and Italian-trained mime and actor, as he delights the audience with his unique interpretation of these larger-than-life sized mask-characters. Come watch him transform, and play in the masks of Renzo Antonello of Vicenza, Italy. Both deeply human and universal in their appeal, these mask-characters have inspired centuries of artists, from Shakespeare to Picasso, moving them to laughter and to tears. Come see for yourself why they have been the toast of European theatre and art for the last half-millennium; and continue to make their influence known today — from Bugs Bunny to Seinfeld and from the Marx Brothers to Mister Bean. An Event For All Ages

Mace Perlman is an actor, teacher, director and translator whose theatrical training began under Marcel Marceau in Paris and continued under the great theatre director Giorgio Strehler at his Piccolo Teatro in Milan. Once again residing in his native Greenwich, CT, he has taught and performed at more than twenty-five universities including Harvard, UVA, Middlebury, and his own alma mater, Stanford. He is currently working to create an Academy of Renaissance Theatre, a resident company of actors together with a school of theatre, Romance languages, and Renaissance arts and culture.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this presentation is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 203-262-0626 ext. 130 to register. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.