La Liola
"La Liola" is an Italian stage play written by Luigi Pirandello
Luigi Pirandello
Luigi Pirandello was an Italian dramatist, novelist, and short story writer awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1934, for his "bold and brilliant renovation of the drama and the stage." Pirandello's works include novels, hundreds of short stories, and about 40 plays, some of which are written...

, which takes place in 19th century Naples. Massimo Ranieri
Massimo Ranieri
Massimo Ranieri , is an Italian pop singer, film and stage actor.He was born in Naples , the fifth of eight children in the family. When he was 10, young Giovanni would sing at restaurants, wedding receptions, etc...

plays the title character, Liola, a middle-aged single father by choice, of 3 young boys, each with a different mother. Liola is a free-spirit who wanders from town to town, looking to connect with nature, and to create children without having any ties to the mother. He tries to sell one of his boys to Zio Simone, a crabby elderly man, who becomes offended by the offer. Then he has an encounter with Mita, a former lover, who tells him that he's the father of her unborn child. Pirandelli immortalizes Liola as an ideal father, and in certain scenes in the play, Liola shows a lot of love and affection to his children.
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