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Trumpets and Raspberries by Dario Fo

Dario Fo's comic tragic farce about urban terrorism, written in the 1980's, but understandably relevant and prescient for contemporary events. The play deals with the fictional failed car napping of Italy's leading industrialist Agnelli by the Red Brigades and his subsequent mistaken identity involving a trade unionist from his factory, Antonio. A rehearsal process that synchronously co-incided with Dario Fo's Milanese mayoral election declaration and scandal involving the Agnelli family that eerily echoed events in the play. A dark carnivalesque production conceived as a puppet and marionette show produced by Pulcinella.
Mitch Mitchelson