For the third year, the NYC-based Kairos Italy Theater brings a range of drama, comedy, and dance performances from Italy to all five boroughs. The festival, curated in keeping with KIT’s mission of fostering cultural exchange between Italy and the U.S., features eight acclaimed shows that tackle themes both contemporary and timeless. Cingomma, for instance, is a comic monologue that looks at the reverse journey of immigrants returning to their roots. Ninetta and the Others takes on the use of sexual violence during World War II, while Webulli explores the wages of cyber-bullying. Several of the productions have toured extensively and won awards overseas; together, they reveal a rich and multifaceted Italian theater scene and represent several regions of the country. All shows will be presented with English supertitles and are accompanied by readings of Italian works in translation, workshops, and lectures.
May 4-20, 6 p.m., 2015