An Evening of Melodrama
The struggle of the human spirit to overcome injustice and adversity is the heart of Melodrama, a theatrical form characterized by grand emotions, gripping human stories and bold physical style. Come join Dell’Arte’s first year actor/creators as they perform ten short melodramas of their own devising in "An Evening of Melodrama", Thursday – Saturday, March 20-22 at Dell’Arte’s own Carlo Theatre in Blue Lake. A popular style which originated in Europe and America in the nineteenth century, Melodrama at its best conveys the sufferings and triumphs of human life in the grip of powerful external forces: love and hatred, loyalty and jealousy, hope and revenge, tyranny and cruelty. Characters are tested by terrible adversity, so that the forces of good may rise and triumph in the end; when all seems lost, courage, love, honor and justice prevail against impossible odds.