The Cenci


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Written in 1819, but not first staged for over hundred years after it was written due to controversial themes of incest and parricide, it was not considered stageable. This tragedy is a true story, set in Rome, 1599, centred around the murder of the tyrant, Count Francesco Cenci, by his tormented daughter, Beatrice. - Summary by Jake Malizia

Cast list:
Count Francesco Cenci Greg Giordano
Lucretia, wife of Cenci and step-mother of his children Sonia
Beatrice, daughter of Cenci Jenn Broda
Orsino, a Prelate ToddHW
Cardinal Camillo Alan Mapstone
First Guest Lynette Caulkins
Second Guest Larry Wilson
Third Guest David Purdy
Andrea, servant to Cenci Jake Malizia
Bernardo, son of Cenci HelloCentral
Giacomo, son of Cenci Adrian Stephens
Servant David Purdy
Guard David Purdy
Officer Alan Mapstone
Marzio, assassin Larry Wilson
Olimpio, assassin Andrew Gaunce
Savella, the Pope's Legate Rob Marland
First Judge Sanarik Moirangthem
Stage Directions Jake Malizia
Editing: Jake Malizia
(2 hr 45 min)

Chapters

ACT I 32:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
ACT II 24:09 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
ACT III 32:32 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
ACT IV 34:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
ACT V 42:28 Read by LibriVox Volunteers