Press: Beautiful Confusion at the Prague Fringe

Beautiful Confusion Productions returns to Prague for its third Fringe Festival with Don Nigro’s one-act play NECROPOLIS. In an unspecified war-torn city, an American reporter and a local girl who has taken the war into her own hands share a night of passion. Nigro’s soulful and brave play explores the morning after, negotiating the thin lines between guilt and innocence, patriotism and horror, in language both expressive and spare.

Directed by Becka McFadden, co-founder and artistic director of Beautiful Confusion, NECROPOLIS features Jessica Dal Canton and Carl Granieri. NECROPOLIS began as a Villanova University graduate directing project in Fall of 2006, but after the class ended, McFadden, Dal Canton and Granieri found they couldn’t get the play out of their heads. “It’s incredibly topical and also quite brave, I think,” McFadden explains. “Especially exciting is Nigro’s insistence on not specifying where the play takes place. By not placing the story within a specific context, you really see the universality of the situation.”

Hailed by BLATT as “provocative, fun, intellectual and challenging,” Beautiful Confusion Productions is dedicated to producing actor-driven theatre in an international context. Beautiful Confusion was founded in Philadelphia in 2004 and has performed at Villanova Theatre, Playground @ The Adrienne (Philadelphia), Poezie & Provokace (Prague) and Club Lavka (Prague). Beautiful Confusion’s previous Prague Fringe productions include the dreamer examines his pillow in 2005 (co-produced with Theatre Exile) and the “superbly staged” (Prague Post) Savage/Love in 2006.

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