The Hades & Persephone Project

The Hades & Persephone Project

On an island where the tensions between native and newcomers run high, a seed of love is planted that may just break the cycle of the seasons.

The Hades & Persephone Project leads audiences down to the Underworld and back again in a centuries-long journey through love and violence, myth and truth, life and death, flowering and withering.

Join us for a work-in-development showing of Trinacria’s second full production, devised by an ensemble of international artists. The Hades & Persephone Project uses three myths of interracial romance as its starting point, each of which have left an indelible mark on Sicilian culture: Hades & Persephone (as told in Ovid’s Metamorphoses), Mata & Grifone (a popular Sicilian folklegend), and Lisabetta & Lorenzo (a tale from Boccaccio’s The Decameron). The production explores the connective tissue between these echoing tales of forbidden love.

This is a work-in-development showing. After the performances there will be a 5 minute break followed by a Q&A session to collect your feedback.

The Hades & Persephone Project is supported using public funding from the National Lottery Project Grant through The Arts Council of England.

The project is presented in partnership with COMITES and also in partnership with The Italian Cultural Institute, The British-Italian Society and The Italian Bookshop.

Theatre Company Reviews:

Praise for La Storia di Colapesce:

“Alive in a beautiful and mysterious way...packed a powerful emotional punch.”
— Travis Manni, New England Theatre Geek

Praise for La Storia di Colapesce:

“If you consider yourself a fan of theatre in any way, do whatever you can to see Trinacria Theatre Company's La Storia di Colapesce. I had the honor to see it tonight, and it was, quite simply, breathtaking. The craftsmanship on display from this ensemble represents everything that theatre should be about. I sat with my mouth agape in joy through the performance, astonished at the artistry on display. Bravissimo!” - Brain Higgins, Audience

Production Details

Run Time:

  • One Act: 60 mins

Age Restrictions:

  • 12



  • Fri 30th Jul 2021 - 7:30 pm

  • Sat 31st Jul 2021 - 3:00 pm

  • Sat 31st Jul 2021 - 7:30 pm

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