Duration: two hours and 45 minutes with interval
“The challenge was to stage an immense novel, 1500 pages which belong not only to literary history, but to the human race” says Luca Doninelli, author of the theatrical adaptation of Les Miserables, the masterpiece by Victor Hugo, staged by Franco Però. A work which speaks to every era, because it touches on important universal themes: dignity, suffering, mercy, justice, redemption.
“An important motivation for this choice - explains the director - comes from the situation we are experiencing in western society, where we see the relentless widening of the gap between the “very rich” and the “very poor”, between those who are a part of society and those who are on the side-lines. Victor Hugo continues to amaze us and surprise us by the topicality of his work, for the capacity to take on a wide range of themes, and to bring together positive and negative moments.
In the lead role, that of Jean Valjean, Franco Branciaroli defines his character as “a strange saint, an angelic-Faustian figure. The portrait of a humanity which is perhaps yet to come”.
Piccolo Teatro Strehler
from 12 to 24 February 2019
by Victor Hugo, adapted for the theatre by Luca Doninelli
directed by Franco Però
sets Domenico Franchi, costumes Andrea Viotti
lighting Cesare Agoni, music Antonio Di Pofi
with Franco Branciaroli
and with Alessandro Albertin, Silvia Altrui, Filippo Borghi, Romina Colbasso, Emanuele Fortunati, Ester Galazzi, Andrea Germani, Riccardo Maranzana, Francesco Migliaccio, Jacopo Morra, Maria Grazia Plos, Valentina Violo
a Teatro Stabile Del Friuli Venezia Giulia - Ctb Centro Teatrale Bresciano - Teatro de Gli Incamminati production