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At 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 25, Piccolo Theatre in association with Chicago dell’Arte will present a brief history of Commedia dell’Arte for World Commedia Day. This global celebration is in support of Associazione SAT’s (an Italian Commedia group) appeal to the United Nations to recognize Commedia dell’Arte as an official piece of “World Cultural Heritage.”

World Commedia Day is a commedia scenario about the history and style of commedia dell’arte, featuring many of the “stock characters” such as Pantalone, Pulchinella, Isobella and Zanni. The presentation will feature Piccolo Ensemble Members David Kelch, Amy Gorelow and Ryan Musil (also a Chicago dell’Arte member), and Chicago dell’Arte members Ned Record, Jessica Record and Daniel Stock.

World Commedia Day will be presented at the Evanston Arts Depot, 600 Main St., in the Main Street METRA Station. Tickets are $5 for this one-night-only event. For reservations, call the box office at 847-424-0089 or visit Run time is approximately one hour with no intermission