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The 2022 festival features THE ROSE TATTOO, directed by David Kaplan. Panels, New Plays, The Hill Walking Tour, Tributes, Bocce, Films and more!

The Rose Tattoo tells the story of love, death, and resilience in a downtrodden but hopeful 1940’s immigrant Sicilian community. Serafina delle Rose clings madly to her Italian identity, to the fanciful memory of her murdered husband, and to her free-spirited daughter. Will she find love with the banana truck driver? Are all the rose tattoos a sign?

The production, staged by visionary director David Kaplan, surrounds Serafina with a dozen circus performers – including a ringmaster, a strongman, aerial artists, and clowns – who, along with live music and animals, will perform the full text of the play.

“This Rose Tattoo is performed in a circus as a circus, the better to share what Williams called his ‘limitless world of the dream,’” said Kaplan. “Live goats, accordions, impassioned acting, a play that celebrates the wisdom of desire. What’s not to like?”

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