Tramedautore - Il colore del sole

Loosely based on the novel of the same name by Andrea Camilleri, set partially in the seventeenth century and partially in modern times, il colore del sole brings together the stories of Caravaggio’s flight from Malta and a contemporary episode which involves the Sicilian writer himself. It all begins with a visit by Andra Camilleri to Siracuse after fifty years, during which someone secretly slips a note into his pocket: it contains a telephone number which he has to call from a public phone. The crime novel writer is unable to resist the attraction of an investigation which proves to be obscure, disturbing and full of mystery. Gian Maria Cervo’s adaptation respects and even accentuates the Baroque characteristics of Camilleri’s work, creating a theatrical device which is entirely based on precisely timed changes in mood, rhythm and time, with an acute and enjoyable ending which at the same time provides the closure and deconstruction of a narrative structure. Here, Gian Maria Cervo’s writing transforms a mystery novel by Andrea Camilleri into a meta-theatrical play on the relationship between survival and storytelling.

Piccolo Teatro Grassi
Sunday 18 September 2016, 8.30 pm
Il colore del sole

by Gian Maria Cervo
loosely based on the novel by Andrea Camilleri
with Marco Celli, Alessio Di Clemente, Anna Ferraioli Ravel, Pietro Masotti
video clips by Francesco Di Mauro
directed by Franco Eco
a TSAM, Festival Quartieri dell’arte and Festival dell’Aurora Crotoneco-production
EU COLLECTIVE PLAYS! Co-founded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

International premiere 

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