Casa Italiana

Weekly Newsletter

Akragas Returns to Nazareth College!

Tuesday, October 8, 6 PM

Cinema Vitti

Kaos, Taviani (1984)


Magic, drama, misery, and hope are given life in five tales adapted from Agrigento-native Luigi Pirandello's Novelle per un anno ("The Other Son," "Moonsickness," "The Jar," "Requiem," and "The Crow of Mizzaro"). With a strong, poetic vision of Sicilian life, the Tavianis imbue this epic masterpiece with a serene, sympathetic revelation of mankind that transcends the boundaries of time. Refreshments will be served.


"Kaos," Greek for chaos, is what the original Greek inhabitants of Agrigento (which they called "Akragas") called the forest outside the city where Pirandello was born.

Wednesday, October 9, 6 PM

Conference: "Pirandello e il Cinema"


Accomplished Pirandello scholar Stefano Milioto will present here at Casa Italiana on Luigi Pirandello and discuss his relationship with cinema. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, October 10, 5:30 PM

Casa Italiana Open House


Please join us for a special performance of traditional Sicilian music and dance by the Akragas folk group here at Casa Italiana! Refreshments will be served.

Friday, October 11, 7 PM

Akragas Performance

Wilmot Recital Hall

$5 Admission, Free for Students


You are invited for an evening of folk song and dance with Akragas at Wilmot Recital Hall! Tickets are available for purchase at Casa Italiana starting Monday, October 7th, and will also be available at the door on the day of the performance. Please join us after at Casa Italiana for a reception. Venite tutti!

Thank you to Akragas, the Italian National Center for Pirandellian Studies, and to our host families for your support in helping us to make this exciting week of events possible!