Duration: One hour and 20 minutes without interval
Following the success of Iliade, mito e guerra, focus is shifted to the poem of the hero in flight following the burning of the city of Troy Eneide, generazioni.
The play is based on the masterpiece by Virgil and is enhanced and contaminated by contemporary aspects.
As explained by the director Stefano Scherini, “the first adjective with which Virgil defines Aeneas is refugee and the theatre for his actions is the Mediterranean Sea. It is therefore impossible not to take this as the starting point, with that definition which leads to a condition which we know all too well in our contemporary lives”.
From this cue, the play examines a complex of Virgil’s themes. The journey of Aeneas includes the errors, the losses, the dreams, the hopes and above all the conflict between duty and desire, between fact as a sum of the precepts which identify a family and a people, and one’s own intimate desires. Furthermore, as the director highlights, “Aeneas’s relationship with his father and with his ancestors, the Penates, undoubtedly highlights the friction between different generations and desires”. These are therefore themes which are particularly interesting for both young and adult audiences. The main roles in the poems will be performed by Stefano Scherini, Giovanna Scardoni e Nicola Ciaffoni.
Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato
from 6 to 16 February 2020
based on Publio Virgilio Marone
dramaturgy by Giovanna Scardoni
directed by Stefano Scherini
sets by Gregorio Zurla
costumes Elena Rossi
lighting Anna Merlo, Nicolò Pozzerle
music Zeno Baldi
with Nicola Ciaffoni, Giovanna Scardoni, Stefano Scherini
a Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa production
in collaboration with the Associazione culturale Mitmacher and the Teatro del Carretto