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The Nonna Monologues / I monologhi della Nonna

Back by popular demand, after a sold-out run in 2019

December 4 – 20, 2020
Columbus Centre

Villa Charities is proud to present a limited return engagement of The Nonna Monologues / I monologhi della Nonna, the holiday experience created by internationally acclaimed theatre company DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT) and director Daniele Bartolini.

Italy is a country founded by Nonnas. They are the ones who raised you, who kept the family together and who adopted mystical solutions to cure every ailment. They are the true superheroes of the family unit and deserve to be celebrated. This production features two talented performers who regale the audience with their epic Nonna stories and compete for the honour of being voted as the winner of this hilarious ‘Nonna challenge’. Bring your family and friends and enjoy this cozy and convivial theatrical experience with holiday treats.

The Nonna Monologues beautifully weaves heartwarming stories and memories of this special generation of women into an unforgettable show full of laughter, love and the magic of Christmas.

Audiences have shared their praise for this holiday production. Enjoy this delightful production for the first time or experience it again.

With support from






Concept and Direction by: Daniele Bartolini
Produced by: Villa Charities Inc.
Written by: Daniele Bartolini with Michele Andrei and the DLT cast
Executive Production and Production Design: DopoLavoro Teatrale


Previews Wednesday, December 2 at 8:00pm
& Thursday, December 3 at 8:00pm
Opening Night Friday, December 4 at 8:00pm
Performance Schedule Saturday, December 5 – Sunday, December 20*
Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm

Watch The Show Video


No performances on Monday, December 7 and Monday, December 14

Pre-sale Period:
Wednesday, October 21 – Sunday, October 25
Public Ticket On Sale: Monday, October 26 at 10am
By email: rsvp@villacharities.com
By phone:
416-789-7011 ext. 248

Columbus Room, Columbus Centre
901 Lawrence Ave. West, Toronto, ON

Show Duration: 75 minutes (no intermission)

Suitable for ages 6 and up


Previews Pay What You Can (Suggested Donation $20.00)
General Admission Adults: $40.00
Children (Ages 6-12): $20.00
Nonnas & Seniors (65+), Students (Ages 13-25) and Artists: $25.00

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About DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT): DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT) is an international award-winning company founded in 2006 in Florence, Italy by Artistic Director Daniele Bartolini. DLT is dedicated to audience specific theatre, a form of interactive theatre developed by the company. DLT has been presented in Canada, England, Germany, Italy and India. DLT highlights include: The Stranger 2.0: Above and Below (presented with Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Community Sponsor Villa Charities Inc.), If on a Christmas Night… (Villa Charities Inc., Toronto), Leonardo’s Last Supper (Villa Charities Inc., Toronto), Haunted Weather for a Stranger – First Experiment (Barfuss Theater Berlin; Germany), An Italian Christmas Carol (Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto, Canada) The Invisible City (SummerWorks Toronto, Canada), Off Limits Zone (Luminato Festival, Toronto, Canada) Unfinished (Khoj New Dehli, India) Past highlights: The Stranger (presented in Toronto, Canada at SummerWorks Festival, Mumbai at Thespo Festival, Sansepolcro, Italy at Kilowatt Festival, Vancouver, Canada at rEvolver Festival), That Ugly Mess (In the Soil Festival St. Catharines, Canada) Midway Along The Journey of Our Life (Summerworks Toronto, Canada), EveryTimeIStretchMyArm (Natura Dei Teatri, Parma, Italy), and K.i.t.e. (International Festival Fabric Europa, Florence, Italy). Daniele Bartolini is a recipient of the RBC Newcomer Art Access Prize and finalist of the Telus Newcomer Artist Award. The Stranger received a nomination for the Critic’s Award “Premio Rete Critica” from the Italian theatre magazine PaneAcquaCulture for the edition at the Kilowatt Festival. DLT is the current resident company at Villa Charities Inc. DLT was nominated for Outstanding Performance of an Ensemble at the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Awards. The production of The Stranger 2.0 was nominated as Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Production at the 2020 Dora Mavor Moore Awards. DLT is presenting a new one-on-one creation at the Venice Biennale International Theatre Festival titled The Right Way. dltexperience.com