The International Theater Center continues the 2022-2023 Season "GRAVITATIONAL SPACE" at the SPAZIO CTI TEATRO in Florence with a delicate story set in the bright nights of St. Petersburg
THE WHITE NIGHTS
sentimental drama for dreamers by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Directed by Olga Melnik 24 and 26 November at 20.00 with dinner to follow by reservation
November 27th 4.00 pm Interpreters:
Samuele Batistoni Duration of the show: 90 minutes in a single act Info and reservations
Tickets: Full 10 euros - Reduced 8 euros
Sunday reduced COOP Members Synopsis:
"I'm a dreamer; I have lived so little in real life that moments like these I cannot fail to repeat them in dreams. I will dream of you all night, all week, all year. I'm sure I'll be back here tomorrow, right here, in this place, and right now, and I'll be happy remembering what happened. " Why is a girl alone at night on the St. Petersburg riverside? Are you crying? What is its history? And that ridiculous gentleman as frightened as a lost cat? What does it have to do with her?
In an evanescent city made of the fabric of dreams, in the unreal setting of white nights, the memories of a dreamer take shape. A few hours that life gives to be able to touch true happiness before dark again.
In today made up of fast times, strong images, shock of the senses, there is still the possibility of living a story where time expands, where you can get lost in the labyrinths of the soul; where the meeting of two souls can pay off a man's entire life.
Stop in these strange places where dreamers live!
Try to experience a moment of bliss. AWARDS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
Theatrical Group Award "Four Red Roses" 2014 Best Actor Ex Aequo to Samuele Batistoni and Valentina Schiavi
"Because together they supported the whole show, supporting and assisting each other with a splendid understanding and with a beautiful balance of roles, showing us multiple facets of their characters." Summer of San Martino 2014
City of San Miniato Award to the Amateur Theater and to the Centro di Teatro Internazionale di Firenze company. "In this XIX * edition of the Summer of San Martino, between genres and styles of theater that are also very different from each other, we have seen very valid works challenge each other, almost all the result of an important work of writing the text, whether it is research and biographical reconstructions or stage adaptations of non-theatrical texts. This show managed to stand out from the others for a refined artistic creativity. With simple but artistically elaborate scenographic elements, creative directorial choices, props reduced to the essentials and the skill of the actors, the company told us in a very poetic way a text and a setting not easy to translate into theatrical form, guiding us in a magical dimension without ever taking away from us spectators the wonderful freedom to imagine. Well done!
Province of Pisa Award (ProLoco)
Best Direction to Olga Melnik
"For having been able to give substance to the sentimental drama for dreamers of" The White Nights ", respecting the original text but at the same time marking the crucial passages in a poetic, evocative and punctual way, through all the tools available to a director of the story of the two protagonists, thus opening for the public a passage into the evanescent and nebulous world of a city, St. Petersburg, which is one with the mood of the two unknown young people who find themselves living the story of the text, thus allowing unknown hearts to enjoy that minute of happiness and bliss that only a well-constructed show can give. " Daily “Il Tirreno” Award for Scenography
“The exquisite artistic sense of the scenographic features has been able to stimulate the public in the imagination of the city of St. Petersburg. The setting, in fact, managed to convey the sense of an open space, while the play of shadows, the cold-toned lights and the arrangement of the white sheets constituted an added value to recreate the city environment. The scenography, despite its simplicity, has therefore managed to transport the viewer into a magical atmosphere, exactly the ideal one to represent the place where dreams and bonds are built. " “The exquisite artistic sense of the scenographic features has been able to stimulate the public in the imagination of the city of St. Petersburg. The setting, in fact, managed to convey the sense of an open space, while the play of shadows, the cold-toned lights and the arrangement of the white sheets constituted an added value to recreate the city environment. The scenography, despite its simplicity, has therefore managed to transport the viewer into a magical atmosphere, exactly the ideal one to represent the place where dreams and bonds are built. "
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