A Woman Alone
30 March - 16 April 2011
by Franca Rame and Dario Fo
English translation by Gillian Hanna
The Tabard Theatre is proud to host international actress Daniela Lavender in the fantastical black comedy A Woman Alone.
A Woman Alone is the story of a housewife held prisoner in her own home, driven to madness by her abusive relationship with a possessive husband and the drudgery of household chores. But can a passionate affair with a young boy let her escape or will the constant harassment from her wheelchair bound brother-in-law send her overboard?
Daniela Lavender recently completed a European tour with the British Shakespeare Company’s critically acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in which she played Titania/Hippolyta. She has also appeared in feature films The Scientist, Ali G in Da House, Longitude and Emotional Backgammon for which she received the Best Acting Award at the Denver World Film Festival.
A Woman Alone was written by Dario Fo and Franca Rame (English translation by Gillian Hanna), two of Italy’s best-known performers, playwrights, and political activists. The courage of their convictions, and their political and social commitment have involved them in numerous controversies with the state, the police, the censors, television, and the Vatican. One of the leading figures in modern farce and political drama, Dario Fo has written over 70 plays, his works have been translated into more than 30 languages, and he received the 1997 Nobel Prize for Literature.