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'Amado Mio,' inspired by life of Italian director Pasolini, runs through Sunday in Fort Lauderdale

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BY STEVE ROTHAUS
srothaus@MiamiHerald.com

Amado Mio, a world-premiere play inspired by the life of Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini, runs Thursday through Sunday at the Andrews Living Arts Studio in Fort Lauderdale.

"I would like the audience to see a real Italian show, real Italian way to make theater," playwright-director Massimo Stinco says. "It's very sensual. It's a beautiful story about feelings, about love, about nature and man. It's not a gay story. It's about four men and their relationship during the Second World War. There is a lot of poetry in this story."

Stinco, along with four young Italian actors, arrived Monday in the United States.

"I like the story of reality," actor Natale Calabrò says. "Pasolini was a man who broke the rules of modesty and respectability, of blind people who don't want to see the reality."

From the website:

Amado Mio is an Italian show (performed in English) written and directed by Massimo Stinco, inspired by books by Pier Paolo Pasolini. It's about memories, male eros, war, dreams, nature, and music. In the summer of 1944, a teacher and three students of his escape from the second world war through the countryside towards the Americans. During this journey, war looks like vanished, they live all together in harmony and in contact with nature. They discover sexuality, friendship, love, nature, passion and dreams. Massimo Stinco returns to Fort Lauderdale three years after his show, The Houseboy.

The play, which will be performed next year in Italy, contains full frontal male nudity.

IF YOU GO

What: Amado Mio
Starring: Gianni Alvino, Natale Calabrò, Diego Coscia and Massimo Stinco
Where: Andrews Living Arts Studio, 23 NW Fifth St., Fort Lauderdale
When: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets: $30 adults; $25 seniors. Click here to purchase.

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