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The Superior Casa Nova


The Superior Casa Nova features:

Fayra TeetersDirector
Robin PairStage Manager
Nan FrederickCostumer
Katrina AcasterCostumer/Publicity
Rian TurnerSong lyrics
 
Tory Paul MitchellZoletto
Elizabeth HoughtonCecilia
Valerie MartinkaDomenica
Kenneth DemboOswaldo
Kate MuraLucietta
Griffin PahlLorenzo/Fabio/Onifrio
Brian ReedChristofolo/Ottavio/Prospero
MaryAnne GlazebrookChecca


Masque Alfresco presents: Goldoni’s The Superior Casa Nova (New House)

Social climbing? Living beyond one’s means? Credit maxed out? Remodeling costs running amuck? Sound familiar? This could be a scenario ripped from today’s headlines, but Goldoni wrote La Casa Nova in 1760 highlighting the social foibles of his beloved Venice. Zoletto, a middle-class merchant with a brand new wife, Cecilia, does what any doting husband would do – throws fiscal caution to the winds and buys the first floor of a Venetian palace. But nothing seems to satisfy Cecilia, not even the expensive remodeling. Zoletto’s unmarried sister, Domenica, is still living with them, and doesn’t get along with Cecilia – not even a little. Domenica’s heart is set on Lorenzo, but if her brother keeps spending her dowry, not even loving Lorenzo will have her. Throw into the mix the cunning building contractor Oswaldo and Lucretia, servant to Zoletto’s madhouse, with schemes and con games of their own; then add two older, conservative representatives of Venetian society, who thrive on gossip and love to meddle in the affairs of the less fortunate – and you have a formula for hilarity

Funded in part by a grant from Clackamas County Cultural Coalition, Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council, Cultural Coalition of Washington County, Oregon Cultural Trust, Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department, and Oregon Gymnastics Academy.