The Open Couple

The Open Couple (1983) is a play written by Dario Fo and Franca Rame; a marriage drama written by a married couple. Together Dario Fo and Franca Rame have been a dominating force in Italian and European theatre for decades, characterised by their strong political involvement combined with the will and the ability to entertain.

Free love was the wet dream of the 1968 generation. But how do open marriages work practically?

In The Open Couple with the audience meets a man and a woman who live in an open relationship, but they have gotten to a point where the joints are squeaking. In the opening scene she has locked herself into the bathroom to commit suicide. He stands outside, trying to talk her back to her senses.

The Open Couple was written in 1983. The original title in Italian is Coppia Aperta.


(Objekt ID 12980)
Object type Artwork
Original title Coppia Aperta
Work type Script
Published 1983
Original language Italian
Categories Drama
Creators (2)
Dario Fo – Author
Franca Rame – Author
Productions (1)