Duration: Two hours with interval
Mister Green, the elderly owner of a New York laundry, is hit by a car. The driver of the car is Ross Gardiner, a young employee in a multinational, who, accused of dangerous driving, is sentenced to aid Mr Green once a week, for six months. Green lives alone, in an apartment on the forth floor, in a building with no lift, and he needs help in carrying out everyday tasks. Initially full of mistrust and discord, the rapport between the characters develops. The two begin to discover each other and they become mutually indispensable, in a continuous game of confessions and reticence.
The text, performed on stages all over the world (500 theatrical versions in 45 countries and 24 languages), lives on the dialogue, both comical and moving, between two distant generations. Performed in the Italian version by Massimo De Francovich and Maximilian Nisi, this comedy invites reflection, always with irony, on the inability to accept that which we don’t understand and to approach others with simple and authentic humanity.
Piccolo Teatro Grassi
from 7 to 12 February 2017
by Jeff Baron, translated by Michela Zaccaria
with Massimo De Francovich and Maximilian Nisi
sets and costumes by Theama Teatro, original music by Stefano De Meo
directed by Piergiorgio Piccoli
A Theama Teatro production