O, Capitano Spavento della Vall'Inferna
From the Introduction:
The year is 1605. The renowned performer Isabella Andreini has just died in childbirth. Her husband, Francesco, stricken with grief, has determined to retire from the theatre and disband the Gelosi, Europe’s most famous acting troupe. For their final performance, Francesco has insisted that the maskers present a farce on L’Orfeo. However, in the midst of the performance, the earth opens up and the costumed Gelosi are dragged down to Hell. There, they are greeted by il Summo Poeta, Dante Alighieri, who explains that, in order to escape from the Inferno, they must recover the missing part of Aristotle’s Poetica – the part known as La Commedia – from the damned soul of the pagan philosopher.
A stand-alone Apocalypse World hack
This, my friends, is the true story of Italian comedy.