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spit&vigor’s NEC SPE / NEC METU
NEC SPE / NEC METU (without hope / without fear) is a collection of two dovetailing monodramas.
Written by Sara Fellini
Directed by Pat Diamond
Featuring Adam Belvo and Sara Fellini
The great Baroque painter Caravaggio confesses his hideous sins to an imagined or ethereal priest after his own brutal and untimely death, possibly searching for forgiveness. But his swagger and violent personality leave us to question whether he truly wants his sins washed away, or whether he would rather justify his actions in the eyes of God and man.
The great Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi recounts her notorious rape and torture in order to reclaim her legacy and illuminate her brilliant life and art. She tells her story with wry wit and humor, offering an alternative and often-neglected perspective on art history and her intimate relationships with some of the world’s greatest artists.
Though set in post-Renaissance Italy, the life stories of these artists illuminate issues that are still intensely relevant today, including class and meritocracy, the value and purpose of art, gender politics, sex and violence, as well as sin and redemption.Tickets