Mario e Saleh

Duration: 90 minutes

The day after an earthquake, in one of the tents set up in the affected area, Mario, a Western Christian, and Saleh, a Muslim meet. The close relationship between the two evolves through distance and acknowledgement. Facts and outside events overturn the ideas that each has of the other. To their mutual surprise, the certainties which each of them have are continuously redefined in light of the events that take place between them.

Rather than getting into religious questions, the show focussed on every-day facts against which to measure possible points of conciliation and opposition. Beyond their inevitable differences, which can be overcome, external events come into play which upset the balance between the two, in a continuous overturning of their convictions and consequentially those of the spectator. I have met with Muslims, both migrants and non, and each one of them is a world within a larger world, when countless Islams exist, differentiate and even oppose each other. It is a matter which requires a delicate approach, one which stirs up such virulence that it leaves one feeling shocked and at times powerless.

Piccolo Teatro Grassi
from 31 March to 5 April 2020
Mario e Saleh
written and directed by Saverio La Ruina
with Saverio La Ruina and Chadli Aloui
assistant director Cecilia Foti
original music Gianfranco De Franco
sets and costumes Mela Dell’Erba
lighting design Michele Ambrose
audio and lighting Mario Giordano
a Scena Verticale production
with the support of
MIBACT, Regione Calabria
in collaboration with TMO - Teatro Mediterraneo Occupato di Palermo

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