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Mario Pirovano Brings Francis, Dario Fo to Boston Area


Mario Pirovano runs on an inexhaustable fuel called theater. During a recent tour stop in Boston, the 62-year-old Italian actor was busy setting the stage lights at the Dante Alighieri Society in Cambridge. “How is that? Can you see my eyes? Too much shadow?” With a slight British accent, Pirovano ran around the stage, already practicing the evening’s show: The first-ever U.S. performance of Dario Fo’s “Francis the Holy Jester.” “The expression, it’s important, it’s all in the facial expression.” Pirovano grimaces, smiles, frowns and laughs — all in just a few seconds. They are all faces and masks he ...

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