Duration: two hours and 10 minutes with interval
Voluntarily alone and isolated in a small house in a deserted town, Silvio receives a visit from his children and older brother. A family reunion to celebrate the memory of his wife, who died ten years earlier. In his solitude, Silvio has acquired a number of quirks, the most serious of which is the unwillingness to walk. It leads his children, who until now had not worried so much about him, to try and decide what to do to remove him from this saddening and radical situation. But the matter is more complex. In his isolation, Silvio has developed a certain confusion between desires and reality, and without any confrontation with objective reality, his mind has created a life which is exactly how the man wants it to be. But up to what point?
Lucia Calamaro, playwright, director and actress, takes on a very topical theme, “social solitude”, a dark and insidious disease, “an epidemic of solitude”, which is widespread not only among the elderly, but also the very young.
Piccolo Teatro Grassi
from 12 to 31 March 2019
Si nota all’imbrunire
(Solitudine da paese spopolato)
written and directed by Lucia Calamaro
sets Roberto Crea, costumes Ornella and Marina Campanale, lighting Umile Vainieri
with Silvio Orlando
and (in alphabetical order) Riccardo Goretti, Roberto Nobile, Alice Redini, Maria Laura Rondanini
a Cardellino srl production
in collaboration with Napoli Teatro Festival
in co-production with Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria