Touring production
©Mohamed Frini

A figure of note in the Contemporary Arabic and European theatrical panorama, Fadhel Jaïbi returns to the Piccolo with Violence(s), a reflection on crimes both serious and petty, real and imaginary, committed by common and less common people, in post-revolutionary Tunisia, which at the same time examines contemporary society.

Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato

An important figure in the contemporary Arabic and European theatrical panorama, Fadhel Jaïbi made his name in Italy thanks to the Piccolo Teatro which in 2014, on the occasion of the "Festival del Mediterraneo", presented Junun (Dementia). In 2010, Jaïbi returned to the Piccolo with Yahia Yaïch (Amnesia).
The director's return to the Piccolo is the natural development of the attention that the theatre has always dedicated to the Euro-Mediterranean area, in this case in declared support for an artist who moves with a critical sensibility in a very complex context. With this new production, Jaïbi continues his own study of the past and present toils of Tunisian politics and society. Violence(s) is a reflection on crime, both serious and petty, real and imagined, committed by "common", exceptional or psychopathic people. It examines the events which set off episodes of port-revolutionary violence, rural and urban, in Tunisia; a far-from perfect democracy which however is an advanced point of the democratic movement in the Middle-Eastern area. The artist, and the play with him, feel the need to observe the dynamics of these episodes of violence from above, in a universal context, as a journey through the depths of the human soul which cannot but touch on Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Shakespeare, Dante, Büchner and Pasolini; artists who, over time, have looked at the suffering of mankind and at how much of the unreal, surreal, tragicomic and inevitable invades our daily lives.

Duration: 2 hours with no interval

The Playbill

Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato
Friday 4 Septembre 2015, 8.30 pm
Saturday 5 September 2015, 7.30 pm

Delitti, grandi e piccoli (Crimes both petty and serious)
dramaturgy by Jalila Baccar and Fadhel Jaïbi
text by Jalila Baccar
direction, set design and light design by Fadhel Jaïbi
assistant set designer and original soundtrack Kaïs Rostom
with the actors Jalila Baccar, Fatma Ben Saïdane, Noomen Hamda, Lobna M’lika, Aymen Mejri / Nesrine Mouelhi, Ahmed Taha Hamrouni / Mouïn Moumni
director assistant Marwa Mannaï
general coordinator assistant Mohamed Ali Kalaï
costumes Salah Barka
light board operator Ali Helali, sound Nesrine Debbabi
stage manager Néji Khadhraouni
surtitles by Lina Babba, translated from Arabic by Mariem Dhouib
production manager Oussama Jameï
photographer Mohamed Frini
production Teatro Nazionale di Tunisia
a project by the National Theatre of Tunisia and the Piccolo Teatro di Milano - Teatro d'Europa
​in collaboration with the Milan City Council
supported by Arcus

A play in Arabic with surtitles in Italian