Sonia Friedman Prodcutions, Act Productions,
Annette Niemtzow/ Harlene Freezer
There are mysterious newcomers in town: the dark, intense Ponza; his seemingly shy, rather eccentric mother-in-law Signora Frola; and his reclusive young wife. No one understands their bizarre living arrangements. Everyone has a different theory as to the truth - and no one will countenance any other explanation. No one that is, except for the wry and elegant Laudisi. He mischievously offers to establish the truth - and takes delight in his gossiping neighbours' growing frustration as the answers continue to elude them...
A brand new version by Martin Sherman of Luigi Pirandello's classic comedy Cosi e (se vi pare!), ABSOLUTELY! (perhaps) offers theatregoers a unique opportunity to see the work of one of the world's greatest living directors. Franco Zeffirelli's outstanding achievements in world theatre, film and opera span almost half a century and are simply legendary.
Directing in London's West End for the first time in 25 years, Zeffirelli has assembled an all-star cast of exceptional quality. This new production also reunites Zeffirelli with leading British actress Joan Plowright - a partnership that has yielded success on both stage and screen, with highlights such as Saturday, Sunday, Monday; Filumena and Tea with Mussolini.
Written by: Luigi Pirandello, in a new version by Martin Sherman Produced by: SFP, ACT Productions, Annette Niemtzow/Harlene Freezer