The Fringe Festival is a playwright, actor and director's great resource for training, and honing down a project. With over 200 plays to view in the festival, the choices are vast, and theatre hungry aficionados love to frequent many different venues. I ventured to the Lafayette Street Theater one Wednesday afternoon. Descending a set of stairs to where the theatre is located, I was pleasantly surprised to see a full house present to see a performance of Terranova.
Written by Pamela Monk and Dennis Loiacono, and directed by Theresa Gambacorta, this play reflects upon a true event that occurred in the early years of the 20th century. Playing like an Italian melodrama, the action that unfolds is fascinating and disturbing. Taking us back more than 100 years, this play serves as a reminder that crimes of passion, and crimes of self defense know no specific eras. Man's inhumanity to man, or woman, is a constant throughout human history.