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septembre 1012:00 - octobre 1212:00
Written and Directed by Vittorio Rossi
Produced by MAGJUSJEN Entertainment
The Testa family is a well respected immigrant working class family. The patriarch, Tullio Testa, is a modest landscape contractor, anxious to impress his visiting brother from Italy with his success in the New World. Tullio and his brother have not spoken for over twenty years due to a dispute over land inheritance in Italy. To create the appearance of a man of leisure, Tullio turns the business over to his sons, putting Massimo, the younger, educated, favourite son in charge. Joe, who has worked alongside his father in the dirt, is shunned.
Massimo makes a fatal business error which puts the family company in jeopardy. Joe emerges as the one who will break through the façade. Refusing to put on la bella ﬁgura and act the happy family charade for his cousin Rina’s wedding to a WASP accountant, he ignites the true emotions that govern the family dynamic. The whole explodes in a family war between father and sons that wrecks not only the family garden, but forever changes the dynamics within the family. The Chain, Rossi’s ﬁrst full-length play, opened the Centaur Theatre’s 20th Anniversary Season in 1988 and set new box-ofﬁce records at that time. The play went on to a successful run at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.