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Dubai – DramaDonne stages ‘It’s a Disaster’

Theatrical company DramaDonne will make its comeback on the Dubai stage on 27 and 28 May with “It’s a Disaster”, a play adapted from the Todd Berger film which came out in the U.S. in 2012. It is a light and entertaining, yet profound and meditative dark comedy about the unexpected events that take place during the customary Friday brunch of several Italian couples in Dubai An unexpected piece of news sours the atmosphere, suddenly silencing the laughter, chat and more or less overt flirtations, forcing the protagonists to come to terms with their past and with how they have led their lives. This triggers a series of dramatic twists as the neurotic and cynical friends make revelations, confessions and voice apocalyptic premonitions that challenge them to stay together until the end. “We took care to maintain the veracity of all the characters,” said director Michela Contini. The cast includes Alessandra Antonelli, Amin Abdelaziz, Cristina Barberio, Andrea Bigolin, Natascia Colautti, Loredana Faiola, Marco Fraschetti, Cristiana Maierna, Jacopo Mangiapane, Andrea Tallarida, Lamya Tawfik and Donatella Tosi. “It’s a Disaster” will be staged as part of the celebrations for Italy’s National Day and Republic Day, with the support of the Italian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates and the Italian Consulate General in Dubai. The DramaDonne company was set up in 2011 by a multicultural group of women living in Dubai with a passion for the theatre and the Italian language. Since then they have produced five plays in Italian and one in English, gradually allowing male actors to join the company. Their debut performance was “The Worth of Women”, followed the next year by “Eight Women and a Mystery.” They returned to the stage in 2014 with “Legendary Myths”, followed in June 2015 by “Friends to Die For.”  In February they staged their first English-language performance, “Dancing Queen,” marking their international debut.

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