Speaking Dante a 24 Hour Reading of The Divine Comedy in Support of Refugees
24 hours. 100 cantos. Live in Florence. Streamed across the world.
A once-in-a-lifetime live reading of
The Divine Comedy marking the Dante 700 anniversary
13th-14th September 2021,
Cinema la Compagnia, Florence, Italy and streamed online
Milan based theatrical company JProductions, led by Julia Holden is dedicated to bringing top quality classic and modern English theatre to the stages of cities throughout Italy. On September 13th, the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, Jproductions have taken on an ambitious task and are holding the first ever live 24 hour marathon reading in English of Dante’s The Divine Comedy in collaboration with a star-studded cast of international playwrights, actors and thespian professionals. All proceeds of the event will go to support the Community of Sant’Egidio, a Florence based charity helping refugees and migrants who have been forced to flee their homes because of political, economical and environmental crisis.
The live event will be held at the Cinema la Compagnia in Florence and streamed live on the PiuCompagnia channel.
Tickets for the event can be purchased to view parts or the entire event of The Divine Comedy readings. Each part will offer the audience breaks and the freedom to come and go between segments. Click here for showtimes and schedule.
FROM MONDAY 13 SEPTEMBER AT 7.00 PM TO TUESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER AT 7.00 PM
– There is an interval of 15 minutes between one section and another, and one hour between one song and another –
FROM 7PM MONDAY SEPTEMBER 13 TO 7PM TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 14
– A 15 minute break is provided between each section, and 1-hour break between each cantica –
7:00 pm ● Part 1: Songs 1-9
9:15 pm ● Part 2: Songs 10-17
11:00 pm ● Part 3: Songs 18-25
12:45 am ● Part 4: Songs 26-34
03:30 ● Part 1: Songs 1-8
05:30 am ● Part 2: Songs 9-17
07:30 am ● Part 3: Songs 18-27
09:30 am ● Part 4: Songs 28-33
11:30 am ● Part 1: Songs 1-9
1:45 pm ● Part 2: Songs
10 am- 5pm 3:30 pm ● Part 3: Songs 18-25
am 5:15 pm ● Part 4: Songs 26-33
ENTRANCE / TICKETS
Canto Section: € 12 full / € 10 reduced *
Canto: € 25 full / € 22 reduced *
Full event: € 68 full / € 60 reduced *
Tickets can be purchased online or at the cinema cash desk: it is possible to buy up to a maximum of 3 seats close together in the case of relatives or cohabitants.
* Discounts: students
Canto section: 12€ full price / 10€ reduced*
Canto: 25€ full price / 22€ reduced*
Whole event: 68€ full price / 60€ reduced*
Tickets can be purchased online or at the cinema box office. A maximum of three seats can be purchased next to each other in the case of relatives or partners.
Tickets can be purchased or donations can be made here: cinemalacompagnia.it
All images courtesy by JProductions
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