The story of the first
Italian production of  
Visiting Mr. Green in
2004 was, like the
production itself,
somewhat operatic.  A
month into a planned
two-year tour of Italy,
Corrado Pani, the
brilliant theatre and film
star (Rocco in Visconti's
Rocco and his
) died suddenly
in January, 2005.

After an enormous
response by critics and the
public at both
Vittorio Gassman
Borgio Verezzi and
della Cometa
in Rome,
the production which also
Maximilian Nisi
as Ross Gardiner,
suddenly ended.  
Color photographs by
Tommaso Le Pera
The current Italian production of Visiting Mr.
Green will play
at the Sala Bartoli del Politeama
Rossetti di Trieste from May 12-17, 2020.  
production opened in Rome on November 12,
2015, at
Teatro della Cometa.  Starring Massimo
de Francovich as Mr. Green and Maximilian Nisi
as Ross Gardiner, the translation is by Michela
Zaccaria, and the director is Piergiorgio Piccoli,
music by Stefano de Meo.  The play also played
Milano, Mestre, Arzignano, Legnano, Thiene,
Lonigo, Budrio, Montecchio, Legnago, Stradella,
Sondrio, Locarno, Chiasso, Bergamo, Lodi,
Brugherio,Gallarate, and San Vito al Tagliamento
.  Additional future dates will be announced.