What are the best places to see a play in Rome?

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Angela Corrias

If you want to see a play in Rome, you will be definitely spoiled for choice, as all over the city there are theaters offering the most diverse range of shows.

In central Largo Argentina is Teatro di Roma, or Teatro Argentina, with a program where classics go side by side with contemporary drama, illustrious collaborations on both a national and international level with a special care for Roman artists and also a space devoted to dance theater and kids' plays.

Another great theater in Rome is in Via Nazionale, Teatro Eliseo, where the biggest names of Italian cinema have performed, from Totò to Anna Magnani, from Marcello Mastroianni to Vittorio Gassman, Nino Manfredi and Mariangela Melato, with shows directed by directors of the likes of Luchino Visconti.

If, along with theater plays you like to combine social and political action, do plan a visit to the Teatro Valle Occupato (Occupied Teatro Valle), in 21 Via del Teatro Valle, occupied since 2011 with the aim to make art a key player in social change and direct democracy and the goals of developing new economies not profit-driven.

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