The play by Philipp Löhle, considered one of the most interesting German playwrights, examines the theme of happiness in a society which apparently offers a whole range of opportunities for choice, beginning with the family, a fundamental economic nucleus, a primitive form of organisation among human beings. The plot is a continuous play of accidents, circumstances, inversions, and exchanges with the audience which, between laughs, moves towards a finale in which the characters, initially puppets of an economic system, in the end become overwhelmed.
In a family like many, the ritual of breakfast takes place, the façade of perfection on the eve of richness in an almost Monicelli-like atmosphere: a father with a successful career, a housewife and two children with their dreams and ambitions. A bright future is on the horizon, but then...
Piccolo Teatro Grassi
Tuesday 20 September 2016, 8.30 pm
Bandierine al vento - It is the wind that makes the flag
by Philipp Löhle
translation by Nadja Grasselli
with Silvio Barbiero, Emanuele Cerra, Marta Marchi, Clara Setti
directed by Toni Cafiero
An Evoè!Teatro production