Unifaun to Bring Hilarious Kavallier to the Stage

What is this? Another collaboration between Trevor Zahra and Unifaun? So it seems. Following the successes of productions like IS-SURMAST, MINN WARA Ż-ŻIPP, RITRATTI SEPJA and IL-ĦAJJA SIGRIETA TAN-NANNA ĠENOVEFFA, Unifaun and Trevor Zahra are teaming up to bring another hilarious character to the stage. This time, they will be basing their work on Mr Zahra’s book BIZZILLA to stage the play IL-MITT FEHMA TAL-KAVALLIER JOHN GIORDIMAINA O.S.C.I.

Kavallier John Giordimaina, who will be played by Mikhail Basmadjian, is a larger than life character, who has an opinion about everything. He is surrounded by simple characters, some of who think the world of him, others who simply think he is a bumbling know-it-all who in fact knows nothing.

Throughout the play, Kavallier John Giordimaina will pontificate and try to convince the audience on several subjects, such as Celibacy, Vegetarianism, Censorship and even the Eurovision.

Producer Adrian Buckle commented that “rehearsals are now in full swing and we are delighted to bring this character to life. Trevor is a unique playwright, whose command of Maltese and tongue-in-cheek humour are a guarantee of a great night out. The way Trevor writes about Maltese people is second to none.”

Kavallier John Giordimaina will be supported by a variety of characters played by some of the more established actors of the Maltese stage and also some very promising new comers. Veteran actors Mary Rose Mallia, Simon Curmi and Anthony Ellul will be joined by upcoming actors Christine Francalanza, Andre Mangion and Graziella Galea. Also appearing in a cameo role as himself will be Trevor Zahra himself, who will have to listen to the Kavallier’s diatribe about the evils of pornographic writing.

The play will be directed by veteran Maltese director Josette Ciappara and will be designed by Unifaun mainstay set designer Romualdo Moretti. The play will be staged at Sir Temi Zammit Hall at University of Malta on the 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 March at 8pm every night. Tickets are available from http://www.ticketline.com.mt or from Embassy Cinemas in Valletta. For more information, patrons are advised to call 79056558.

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