Gianrico Tedeschi, Ugo Pagliai, Franco Branciaroli, Maurizio Donadoni: in rigorous (and ironic) order of age, a winning quartet of great actors for Dipartita finale, a parody of Beckett’s Endgame (in Italian Finale di partita) which Branciaroli staged in 2006.

Piccolo Teatro Grassi

Following the well-received edition of Beckett’sEndgame in 2006, Franco Branciaroli takes on the role of writer with this Dipartita Finale (Final departure), a piece with the same atmosphere of the absurd.
It is the story of three tramps, Pol, Pot and The Supine, comically struggling to put their affairs in order, forced to do so by Toto, Death in disguise. Branciaroli, who plays Toto, is joined onstage by an exceptional cast of actors:Gianrico TedeschiUgo Pagliai and Maurizio Donadoni, listed on the playbill in order of age.
“It is a parody, a western, a drunken game on the human condition of our times" explains Branciaroli”. The surprise ending is three-quarters happy.

Duration: 80 minutes

The Playbill

Piccolo Teatro Grassi
from 4 to 14 June 2015
Dipartita finale
by Franco Branciaroli
directed by Franco Branciaroli
sets by Margherita Palli
lighting by Gigi Saccomandi
with (in anagraphical order) Gianrico Tedeschi, Ugo Pagliai, Franco Branciaroli, Maurizio Donadoni
a CTB Teatro Stabile di Brescia – Teatro de Gli Incamminati production

English surtitles by Prescott Studio and Montclair State University, NJ, USA as part of the project “Translating voices across continents”

Save indications to the contrary, the times of the show at the Piccolo are as follows: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 7.30 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday 8.30 p.m.; Sunday 4.00 p.m.