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Maudie e Jane
Based on The Diaries of Jane Somers by Doris Lessing

Directed by Luciano Nattino
With Judith Malina and Lorenza Zambon
Casa degli Alfieri

Performed at Teatro Duse
Via Cartoleria, 42, 40124 Bologna
From 15 March to 19 March 2000 at 21.00

Maudie and Jane: on the face of things the chasm between them is unbridgeable. They come from different worlds, from two realities apparently in conflict. Jane is young, attractive and pushy with a brillant journalistic career ahead of her; Maudie is old, dirty and troublesome. Yet from a chance encounter an unexpected friendship grows. They touch off deep sympathies in each other that evolve into a powerful and indestructible symbiosis which changes their lives.

Inspired by Doris Lessing's The Diaries of Jane Somers (first published as two separate novels, The Diary of a Good Neighbour and If Only the Old Could), this play creates a sensitive and perceptive portrait of two great female characters.

Info and photograph from The British Council/Italy

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