The Cage

by  Mario Fratti

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5m, 3f

Cristiano is an intelligent young devotee of Chekhov, but he has misunderstood Chekhov's philosophy. He refuses all outside contacts and lives in a cage. His realistic family all with a healthy sense of humor try convincing him life's worth living but only Chiara, his voluptuous sister in law, r…

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Cristiano is an intelligent young devotee of Chekhov, but he has misunderstood Chekhov's philosophy. He refuses all outside contacts and lives in a cage. His realistic family all with a healthy sense of humor try convincing him life's worth living but only Chiara, his voluptuous sister in law, reaches him. He falls in love with her and in a dramatic confrontation he kills his brother. Thinking he has won the right to love, he asks Chiara to open the cage, but she merely thanks him for releasing her from an unhappy marriage and goes on to another lover. Cristiano is condemned to live in his cage forever. A prize winning play acclaimed by critics in Argentina, Japan, New Zealand and America.
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Mario Fratti

Mario Fratti, professor emeritus of Italian literature at Hunter College, is an internationally acclaimed playwright and drama critic. Author of such works as Suicide, ...

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