Mimmo Cuticchio is the most important contemporary exponent of the art of the Cunto (a nineteenth-century theatrical tradition that, making use of a particular narration technique, consists in the oral telling, in instalments, of the events of the Paladins of France) and of Opera dei Pupi, declared by Unesco an “Intangible Heritage of Humanity”. Son of a puppeteer and direct heir of the two traditions, he was a profound innovator of both, capable, even today, of bringing new generations of spectators closer to them and guaranteeing them a future.
Born in Gela (CL) in 1948 on the stage of his father’s theatre, Mimmo grew up in a family of puppeteers in Palermo: his grandfather (Girolamo …
Citation: Venturini, Valentina. "Mimmo Cuticchio". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 September 2023 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14999, accessed 30 September 2023.]