The Tale of Turandot
A theatrical puppet experience for young audiences from 4 to 94. The story revolves around a traveling commedia del'arte troupe that puts on a production of Princess Turandot - a story based on an ancient Persian fairy tale. This adaptation tells the story of the misunderstood Princess Turandot. This is not a story about a cold-hearted princess, but rather a tale about a young woman who fights for the right to make her own choices in life. Premiered in November 2019 at Imagine Project.
“Enchanting show... Powerful re-imaginging”
“Artistically imagined... A+”
–Culture Spot LA
Pushkin at Boldino
1833. Alexander Pushkin is stuck in Boldino, Russia. Stuck with writing assignments from the Czar, stuck with his wife's coquetting escapades in St. Petersburg, and stuck with rebelling characters of his own imagination. What is a writer to do when the blank page taunts him and his imagination controls him?
“Brilliant, and altogether funny and engaging…”
“Best in Fringe”
– Philly Metro
The Government Inspector
The Lantern Theatre in Philadelphia commissioned Armina in 2008 to translate (from Russian) and co-adapt Gogol's The Government Inspector into a five-person show with puppets.
“A howling success.. this show is a winner on all counts.”
“There's so much to enjoy in Lantern's production that I can't imagine anyone going home disappointed.”
– Philadelphia City Paper
"A play that makes you smile."
Translation available for production. In addition to a production at The Lantern Theatre, Armina's translation & co-adaptation of The Government Inspector was also produced by University of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr College.
The Ghost Sonata
In 2014, Armina completed a translation (from Swedish) and adaptation of Strindberg's The Ghost Sonata. This new adaptation is written for six actors (2F, 4M). Available for production.
The Cherry Orchard
Chekhov's tragicomedy is available as a sharp and engrossing translation. Armina's 2004 translation of The Cherry Orchard has had readings produced by Theatre of Note and Crescent Moon Entertainment Co. Available for production.
To commission Armina to consult on, or translate and/or adapt a play, please write to arminalamannaATmac.com
Take a look at this silly short from 2015. Written by Armina LaManna. Over 175,000 views as of Jan 2021.