DARLING (Ipotesi per un'Orestea)

Touring production
©Piero Tauro

Taking as their starting point Aeschylus’s "Oresteia", which tells the story of what took place after the end of the Trojan War, ricci/forte examine the “aftermath”, or rather what happens when everything is dismembered, lost, devastated. But maybe, under the rubble, man can find a more authentic fibre…

Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato

A new act from the cosmogony created by the two Dioskouri of the Italian stage, as always shot through by the short-circuit between the present and myth. As ricci/forte (shown together) write: «Can the horrors of the Oresteia, setting aside the question of whether we are or are not so distant from the symbols that we carry upon us, deliver us – through the nightmare – a new solid foundation on which to place the hopes for a future? Or will it be the umpteenth hospital ward in which we accept the punishment of mitral bromide in order to follow the continuous path of the utopian democracy that is shown to us?» Aeschylus and ricci/forte, genesis and the hypercontemporary, Artaud and the hard rock of Led Zeppelin, sonorous and physical intertextual superimpositions, all interwoven to create a hallucination, a compass with which to refind pathways.


Duration: One hour and 40 minutes

The Playbill

Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato
from 2 to 7 February 2016
DARLING (Hypothesis for an Oresteia)
dramaturgy by ricci/forte
with Anna Gualdo, Giuseppe Sartori, Piersten Leirom, Gabriel Da Costa
movements by Marco Angelilli, props by  Francesco Ghisu
costumes by Gianluca Falaschi, sound by Thomas Giorgi
assistant to the director  Liliana Laera
directed by Stefano Ricci
a Romaeuropa Festival and Snaporazverein production
in coproduction with Théâtre MC93 Bobigny/Festival Standard Ideal, CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del FVG, Festival delle Colline Torinesi

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.