The Centro di Teatro Internazionale continues the 2019/20 Season "From Russia with Love" at the Teatro La Fonte in Bagno a Ripoli with a delicate story set in the bright Petersburg nights
THE WHITE NIGHTS
sentimental drama for dreamers by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Directed by Olga Melnik
January 24 and 25 at 21.00
January 26 at 16.00
La Fonte di Bagno Theater in Ripoli (FI)
Duration of the show: 90 minutes in a single act
"I'm a dreamer; I have lived so little 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. Certainly tomorrow I will come back here, right here, in this place, and right now, and I will be happy remembering what happened. "
Why is a girl alone at night on the Saint Petersburg riverside? Cries? What is its history? And that ridiculous gentleman scared like a lost cat? What does it have to do with her?
In an evanescent city made of the fabric of dreams, in the unreal frame of white nights, the memories of a dreamer take shape. A few hours that life gives to be able to touch the real happiness before the darkness returns.
Today made of fast times, strong images, shocks of the senses, there is still the possibility of living a story where time expands, where one can get lost in the labyrinths of the soul; where the meeting of two souls can repay the whole life of a man.
Stop in these strange places where dreamers live!
Try to live a moment of bliss.
AWARDS AND AWARDS:
Theater 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 a beautiful balance of roles, showing us multiple facets of their characters."
San Martino summer 2014
City of San Miniato Award to the Amateur Theater and to the company Centro di Teatro Internazionale di Firenze.
"In this XIX * edition of the Summer of San Martino, between very different genres and styles of theater, we have seen very good works compete, almost all the result of an important work of writing the text, whether it is research and biographical reconstructions or adaptations for the scene of non-theatrical texts. This show managed to stand out from the others for a refined artistic creativity. With simple but artistically elaborated scenographic elements, creative directorial choices, props reduced to the essentials and the skill of the actors, the company has told us in a very poetic way a text and a setting not easy to translate into a theatrical form, guiding us in a magical dimension without ever taking away from us spectators the wonderful freedom to imagine. Congratulations!
Province of Pisa Award (ProLoco)
Best Direction to Olga Melnik
"For having been able to concretize the sentimental drama for dreamers of" The White Nights ", respecting the original text but at the same time marking in a poetic, evocative and punctual way, through all the tools that a director can have, the crucial steps of the story of the two protagonists, thus opening for the public a passage in 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-built show can give. "
Daily award "Il Tirreno" to the scenography
“The exquisite artistic sense of the scenic features has been able to stimulate the public in the imagination of the city of St. Petersburg. The setting, in fact, managed to make the sense of an open space, while the play of shadows, the lights in cold tones 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 ties are built. "
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