Address: Via Gramsci 426, Sesto FiorentinoDate: Saturday 12 October 22:30 - Sunday 13 October 21:45
INTERCITY FESTIVAL 2019 - OSLO II
5, 6 October at 10.30pm
12.13 October at 21.00
by Hans Petter Blad
directed by Marco Di Costanzo
with Roberto Caccavo and Domenico Cucinotta
translation by Cristina Falcinella
assistant director Carolina Pezzini
world premiere in Italian
Thomas is a writer and an exemplary husband, until one night he is responsible for the murder of a girl. In search of help, he turns to his friend Gregers, a rampant lawyer, whose favorite pastime is to attack the public in order to be beaten.
From the idea of normality that seemed to embody, Thomas sees himself thrown into the ranks of murderers and rapists that Gregers defends in the courtroom and for which the lawyer feels an ill-concealed admiration.
But when they return to the apartment to ascertain the dynamics of what happened, the girl's body has disappeared.
What if the woman wasn't dead? Why invent such a fantasy then?
The Norwegian playwright Hans Petter Blad accompanies us in the dizzying and absurd dialogue between the two protagonists trying to undermine the definitions to which we are most anchored: who are the good people? the one that never forgets the umbrella when it rains? and who are the others?
One day - Thomas tells Gregers - you will turn an ordinary man into a murderer. They will beat you to death and you will die just because you love provoking others.
But perhaps for Gregers this is the only solution.
Hans Petter Blad, born in Oslo in 1962. Writer, poet and novelist. Among his works we find Roe Head (2006) - work on the writer and poetess Brontë; Kitchen Stories (2004) - an adaptation for the movie theater by director Bent Hamer; and Wachting Shadows (2015) - a work dedicated to young people, published in England by Oberon Books in 2019. He teaches creative writing at South-Eastern Normay University and is co-owner of the production company Barbosa Film. He directed the independent film HOdiak (1994) and the short film Tears in Her Eyes (2001). His latest publication, The Paris-Offices (2019), was highly acclaimed by critics.
Marco Di Costanzo, is a director, author and theater actor. For about twenty years he has been pursuing a research path focused on the direction of the actors, on the relationship between poietic and scenic forms, on ensemble creation, on the relationship between theater and society. He trained with O. Melnik in Florence and specialized with A. Vasil'ev, A. Mnouchkine, Y. Lebreton, P. Byland. In 2006 he founded the Teatro dell 'Elce, a production core of which he is artistic director. He periodically conducts theatrical creation workshops and is the artistic director of the "Teatro" section of the Fiesolana Estate from 2013 to 2016.
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