italy
The story of the Italian
Visiting Mr. Green is,
like the production itself,
somewhat operatic.  A
month into a planned
two-year tour of Italy,
Corrado Pani, the
brilliant theatre and film
star (Rocco in Visconti's
classic
Rocco and his
Brothers
) died suddenly
in January, 2005.

After an enormous
response by critics and the
public at both
Teatro
Vittorio Gassman
in
Borgio Verezzi and
Teatro
della Cometa
in Rome,
the production which also
starred
Maximilian Nisi
as Ross Gardiner,
suddenly ended.  

Corrado Pani was so
well-respected and so
celebrated for this
performance, that out of
respect for him, it was
decided to let some time
pass before beginning a
new Italian language
production.
Color photographs by
Tommaso Le Pera