LECCE#5 | REHEARSALS FOR "THE REPETITION"
FABIO TOLLEDI - Astràgali Teatro.
International cast from Italy, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Latvia, Netherlands, Israel, Turkey: Lenia Gadaleta, Petur Gaydarov, Aude Lorrillard, Laura Lutard, Vita Malahova, Prodromos Mezopoulos, Roberta Quarta, Raphael Rodan, Simonetta Rotundo, Onur Uysal, Jean Hamado Tiemtoré, Evangelis Zapantiotis.
A strolling company tries to put on stage a Classical Comedy: Amphitryon of Plautus. But nothing works. The theater is not found. The actors do not come. It is a ‘variété’ of the last century. A comedy of errors of two centuries ago. Or is it a story of more than two thousand years ago? In any case, the question is always the same: what is true? What is false?
The genres are mixed: comedy or spy story? Sentimental drama or musical? Farce or tragedy? Melodrama or storytelling?
Who loves Alcmene? Who still believes in theater?
A performance that questions our present, the theatre life, our societies, our boundaries, that mixes the stories, the languages, the desires.
Photo: Marina Colucci