Il Campiello translates roughly to little square, and the little Venetian square at the centre of this story frames a small but vital world overflowing with love, jealousy, and the desire for play.
With the arrival of the yearly Carnival, the rules of the city and society briefly pause. The inhabitants of the square have the opportunity to potentially reverse their fortunes for good. A series of lively fights, games, and schemes ensue, raising questions about the use of public space, the expression of joy, the way hope shapes our daily lives.
Please note that there may be limited cash tickets available at the door, but we recommend reserving online in advance to make sure you can see the performance. Click here to purchase tickets online.
Audience should arrive 30 mins before scheduled shows begin.
Tuesday, November 19 (Preview)
Wednesday, November 20 (Opening)
Thursday, November 21
Friday, November 22
Saturday, November 23
Directed by Cristina Iovita
Director and playwright, founder of Le Theatre de l’Utopie at Montreal. Graduate of UNATC I.L.Caragiale Bucharest, Master of Arts Emerson College, Boston, PhD in Humanities, Concordia University, Montreal, Iovita specializes in the recovery of the acting codes of the commedia dell’arte and the theatre of Romanticism. As Artistic Director of Le Theatre de l’Utopie (1999-present) she has written, directed and produced the majority of the shows that have defined the style of the company among which “Jacques le fataliste” after D. Diderot. (2002), “Philosophes et guerriers” after Ruzante and Plato (2005), “Moliere en hiver” after Moliere (2006), “Mundo Tango” after J.L. Borges and R.Garcia (2007), “Hamlet, un temoignage” after W. Shakespeare (2009), “Le costume neuf de l’empereur” after H.C.Andersen (2010) “Leonce and Lena” By Georg Buchner (2013). Iovita has taught and directed at the NTS (1997-1999) and Concordia University (2006-2016) as well as given commedia dell’arte and gestural theatre workshops for professional actors all across Canada. “Îl campiello” is her fifth directing project at Concordia University following “Mistero Buffo”by Dario Fo (2016), “The Islands of Love”By Marivaux (2013), “Witchcraft”By J.Baillie (2011), “Marat-Sade” By P.Weiss (1997).