SYRMA: Theater & Aperitivo at CIMA


May 20, 2023, 2:30 PM

General admission: $30; Members: $20; Students: $15


Join us at CIMA for the second edition of the ‘Special Event & Aperitivo‘ series. This time we present a reading of the dystopian drama SYRMA, written by award winning actress and writer Carolina de’ Castiglioni (The Cumbersome Guest, Getting a Scholarship, FOUND).

Running time of the reading: 65 minutes

Meet us in the CIMA kitchen after the reading for an uplifting cocktail!

SYRMA was presented in 2019 at the Alchemical Theater by Union Square (NYC) and was selected as part of the New York Theater Festival. Since then, the play has been extensively developed into the final version the audience will be able to see on May 20th.

SYRMA SYNOPSIS. In the world of Syrma, free will does not exist. In its place are three all-powerful women, The Moire, who determine the life course of each individual. They control these lives with their magical strings, which can be spun (or severed) at whim. But when a mysterious golden string is created, its human counterpart gains a unique ability to choose her own path. Syrma explores the burden of free will and the cost of following one’s dreams.

The cast includes Carolina in the lead role, Sofía Figueroa (Wounded, Encanto Immersive Show), Agathe Westad (Phèdre/Phaedra), Christina Goursky (Beauty Queen), Emerson Reed (Peter/Wendy, Pride and Prejudice), Seeni Chandran (A Few Good Men) and Bella Kouds (Our Song, Hamlet). The reading is directed by Lizzy Fruehling (Constellations, Mere Exposure).

Carolina de’ Castiglioni is an award winning Italian actress. An NYU Tisch Alumna, she received several Best Actress awards for her works. She has performed at The Cell Theater, The Cabaret Theater, Teatro Litta in Milan amongst others. Her work has been praised by BroadwayWorld, ELLE, Vanity Fair, Corriere della Sera, La Stampa, La Repubblica, amongst others. She lives between New York and Milan.

Lizzy Fruehling is a Brooklyn-based director and writer. She studied theater at NYU Tisch’s Meisner Studio and film at Stonestreet Studios. Recent projects include Mere Exposure at The Brick Theater (writer, dir.), Constellations at Playwrights Downtown (dir.), and Earth and Sky at NYU Tisch (assistant dir.).


Cocktails courtesy of CAMPARI GROUP. Light refreshments will accompany the cocktail.

Must be 21+. Please drink responsibly.