Dario Fo says Vatican won't let him stage late wife's play
Spoils 'joy Pope Francis is giving us' says Nobel winner31 October, 18:51
The play, about Rame's disillusionment with politics after a spell in the Senate, was to have opened shortly at the Auditorium Conciliazione, a theatre owned by the Holy See on the avenue leading up to St Peter's.
Fo, 87, who won his Nobel in 1997, accused the Vatican of censorship.
Leftist activists Fo and Rame, who died aged 83 in May, collaborated on many satirical works savaging Italian politics, the Catholic Church and the downtrodden status of women.
On Thursday Fo said the alleged censorship spoiled "all the joy Pope Francis is giving us".