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Francis, the Holy Jester by Dario Fo

Francis, the Holy Jester by Dario Fo

 

Translated and performed by Mario Pirovano

 

Hilfield Friary, 7.30pm, Friday 13th September 2013

 A celebration of life, liberty, truth and devotion.  Episodes from the life of St Francis of Assisi as told by Dario Fo, Nobel Laureate, Italy’s most important living playwright.  A tale that brings together courtiers, Popes, Cardinals, generals and peasants, saints and sinners, and Jesus himself in a great pageant of characters brought to life through a remarkable performance that sparks the imagination and delights the soul.

Performed by Mario Pirovano, Fo’s great friend and collaborator, the play, in the ‘jester tradition’, is fun, but also conveys something of the subversive message of St Francis and of the Good News of Jesus Christ.  This is a delightful slice of life in medieval Italy, and a challenge for our lives today.

Suggested donation £10.  Tickets available from Sara Whistance, The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, DT2 7BE.  Email passf@franciscans.org.uk. Telephone 01300 342311

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