In the beautiful sea-side scenery of Bagnoli near Naples, Alberto, a wealthy gentleman intent on being a patron of the arts, pays an unruly theatrical troupe, the Compagnìa Eclettica, to come to town. Led by the penniless comedian-in-chief Gennaro, the troupe prepares to rehearse a new show with the all passion and life of hot Neapolitan blood.
Events take a turn when Alberto discovers that his lover Bice is already married. He manages to involve the police and the entire theatrical troupe in a rocambolesque comedy, a desperate attempt to avoid retribution by Bice's wronged husband, and confirms the brilliant Italian ability to ‘find a way’ in face of life’s adversities.
In the centenary of Uomo e Galantuomo (Man and Gentleman), the masterful comedy by Neapolitan playwright Eduardo De Filippo, the CU Italian Society brings the piece to Cambridge, played by a diverse cast of native and non-native Italian speakers.
The performance will be in Italian, with English captions. Directed by Ludovico Nolfi - head of Ars in fieri international theatre company.