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A re-imagining of the medieval mystery plays, Compagnia Colombari’s The Road to Emmaus—conceived by director Karin Coonrod—is a site-specific work with spoken and sung text and original compositions that played the streets of Orvieto, Italy in June 2006 to crowds of 600. Addressing and crossing cultural, racial, ethnic, language, and religious boundaries, this unique work unites communities. The audience traveled through the streets of Orvieto with the Company as the players played the play on the steps of the celebrated Duomo, in the medieval churches, through the narrow winding streets, and finally into the Piazza San Giovenale, where every evening the play ended with a banquet for the audience and performers alike.

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