Acting on Faith

The very fact that someone in Italy is staging Faith, Hope and Charity, by Austrian writer Odon von Horvath (1901-1938), a member of the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) school, is in itself worth noting. But the production becomes even more interesting when the play, a story of dehumanization in Weimar industrial society, is performed in a former Tuscan wool mill converted into a performing arts space by architect Gae Aulenti.

At the Fabbricone Theatre in Prato (run by Prato's Met

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