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Address: via Pietro Mascagni, 18 , Calenzano

Date: Tuesday 16 April 2019


Serra Yilmaz is the revolutionary prostitute
Özpetek's icon actress at the Women's Theater

Tuesday 16 April 2019 - 9.15 pm - tickets 13/10/5 euros
Manzoni Theater - via Mascagni 18 - Calenzano (Florence)
Todi Festival / The two of the city of the sun SRL / Golden Show

by Coraly Zahonero from the work of Griselidis Real
translation Serra Yilmaz and Alberto Bassetti
solo sax and music by Stefano "Cocco" Cantini
directed by Juan Diego Puerta Lopez


I can't stand injustice and hypocrisy. We must bring out the truth, look at it and accept it, support it and demystify it. It is possible, instead of hatred, contempt and misunderstanding.

"This story made me ask questions I never asked myself. Prostitution will never disappear and, for a woman, prostitution is never a choice ": actress of Turkish origin and icon of many films by the director Ferzan Özpetek (" The ignorant fairies "," The front window "," Saturn against " ), Serra Yilmaz brings to the stage “Griselidis: memories of a prostitute”, Tuesday, April 16th at the Teatro Manzoni in Calenzano (9 pm - Florence), as part of the Women's Theater season.

Great success in French festivals and theaters, the text, adapted by the actress of the Comédie-Française Coraly Zahonero, narrates the memories of the Swiss Swiss prostitute Griselidis Real, who undertook to legalize prostitution in Switzerland and for the rights of French prostitutes.

A topic of touching actuality. Griselidis Real died of cancer in 2005 in Geneva, was an author, painter, activist for prostitute rights, she also participated in a talk show in the US.

The show illustrates, in a crude and realistic way, the approach of the client with a prostitute, the protagonist combines the humiliation of the woman with that of the man in a psychological and human cross-section of rare verismo. The text of Coraly Zahonero is translated into Italian by the same Serra Yilmaz, who on the stage is flanked by Stefano Cocco Cantini's solo sax.

"This story struck me for its crudeness and its poetry - explains Serra Yilmaz - raised by a strongly repressive mother who rebelled in the 1950s so conformist, Griselidis had husbands and companions and 4 children from different fathers, she was a painter but in order to keep herself and her children she had to resort to the oldest profession in the world, but she lived almost like a mission: she notes everything that happens to her, her impressions of her clients, a way to put a psychological distance between herself and her world that meets.
A reality with which we must deal. Instead of prohibiting it and encouraging delinquency, it is necessary to protect the rights, safety and health of these women ".

Directed by Juan Diego Puerta Lopez. Production Todi Festival / The two of the city of the sun SRL / Golden Show.

Advance sales online on and in the Boxoffice Toscana circuit sales points . Info and reservations tel. 055 8877213 - - .

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Tickets, reductions and pre-sales
Full 13 euros; reduced 10 euros (over 60, under 25, Coop, Arci, ATC)
reduced 8 euros for university students (with student card)
reduced 5 euros (enrolled in training courses)
Residents promotion Municipality of Calenzano: 7 euros
Subscription 5 shows of your choice 35 euros - subscription 10 shows 60 euros
Presales : circuit and online
Theater ticket office starting at 18

Info and reservations
Manzoni Theater - via Mascagni 18 - Calenzano (Fi) -
Tel 055 8877213 /

THE THEATER OF WOMEN - National Center of Dramaturgy
Operational headquarters: TEATRO MANZONI
via Mascagni, 18 - 50041 Calenzano (FI)
055.8877213 - 055.8876581 -

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