Dell'Arte: Forgive Us, Gustavito

Dell’Arte International presents Otherland Theatre Ensemble’s FORGIVE US, GUSTAVITO! at the 2024 Baduwa’t Festival.

Inspired by bizarre true events, FORGIVE US, GUSTAVITO! is set in the backdrop of a horrific crime. Gustavito, the solitary hippo of the National Zoo, was found dead from fifteen stab wounds to the snout. Join his twin brother Detective Emilio Hippo, the devastating Elvira Spider Monkey, Toto the Gentleman Gorilla and a whole host of Zoo friends for a story that is equal parts classic noir and outrageous animal madness. In the shadowy underbelly of the zoo, we ask the question, “what does it mean to be complicit in a system you cannot identify?”

This show is the winner of Best of Fringe at the Charm City Fringe Festival.  FORGIVE US, GUSTAVITO! is an outrageous animal noir. It will play three nights only at 7pm from July 26 to 28 at Dell'Arte's Carlo Theater, 131 H Street, Blue Lake.

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