Brendon Gawel

omeletto-ombelico

OMELETTO (Ombelico Mask Ensemble): 2016 Fringe review 77

It’s “like Hamlet”, with all the key plot points, “only scrambled” in a light-hearted Commedia dell’arte of masks, jokes, music, and puppets.

Ombelico, HADES, photo Beatrice Canino

LIKE A BAT OUT OF HADES (Ombelico): 2015 Fringe Review 12

Ombelico Mask Ensemble delights with its updated bi-lingual version of Euripides’ Alcestis, performed outdoors in a rollicking Commedia dell’Arte style.

John Bellomo and Renato Arcuri perform in Ombelico’s FLIM FLAM PHANTOM SHAM (Photo credit: Courtesy of Ombelico Mask Ensemble)

FLIM FLAM PHANTOM SHAM (Ombelico Mask Ensemble): Fringe Review 56

Ombelico’s latest al fresco offering, FLIM FLAM PHANTOM SHAM, is a delightful synthesis of traditional Commedia dell’Arte with current Philadelphia references, delivered in Italian and English—or Philly’s local version thereof!—which kept me in stitches throughout the entire all-ages show.