Mona & I (2017)
In Belle Époque Paris, failed artist Vincenzo Peruggia steals the Mona Lisa from the Louvre, as an act of political protest that would come to be known as “The Greatest Robbery Ever”. But Mona Lisa comes alive and they fall in love. She challenges his beliefs and puts Vincenzo at a crossroads: He has to choose between nationalistic terrorism and art. Set during a time of upheaval that gave birth to our modern world, this is a story about the morals of extremist politics, the role of art and the struggle to become who you really are.
Script: Rogerio Correa
Direction: Victor Esses
Music & Sound: Jeph Vanger
Performed as part of the CLAW Contemporary Latin American Writers festival in London, 2017.
Photography: Christos Markou - www.christosmarkou.co.uk