January 2008

Co-Prod with RushForth

Il Bidone is a translation of Italy’s masterful and provocative filmmaker Frederico Fellini’s feature film of the same name. Set among petty swindlers and con-men of post-war Rome, this tragic comedy, in two acts, is the struggle between the life desired and the life lived.


LA Weekly: GO! “Adapter-director Patrick Mapel has taken the basic story and — utilizing the talents of a gifted design team — wrapped it with the fantastical elements associated with the director’s later work”

Stage Scene LA: “Alexandra Billings, fresh from her triumphs in Drood and Twist, is a standout, bringing to life both female and male characters with her usual panache. …IL BIDONE is a must see…”



LA Weekly Theatre Awards Nominations (2008)


  • Production Design
  • Costume Design (Jason Truco and Kishu Chand)
  • Adaptation (Patrick Mapel)
  • Sound Design (Fionnagan Murphy)
  • Original Music (Okulus Anomali)