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Betti’s ‘The Fugitive’ to open Bartlett season

“The Fugitive,” a metaphysical mystery by Ugo Betti, will be the first offering of the Bartlett Theatre season, starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the theatre in Coxe Hall on the HWS campus.

Betti (1892-1953) is considered one of the leading Italian playwrights of the 20th century, and his explorations of human identity and guilt have led him to be called “the Italian Kafka.”

“The Fugitive” was published in 1953, and later translated into English and performed outside Italy. Betti was a judge and librarian of the Ministry of Justice in Rome who also wrote poetry, short stories, and 26 plays, beginning in 1927.

This production will be directed by Robert F. Gross, professor of English and director of the theatre, and will be his 50th production for the Bartlett Theatre.

The evening is sponsored by Bartlett Theatre and tickets will be are available at the box office in Coxe Hall half an hour before curtain.