Tramedautore – La veglia

Touring production

The 2019 edition of "Tramedautore" ends with La veglia by Rosario Palazzolo, a sardonic, ironic and harrowing play.

Piccolo Teatro Grassi

Tramedautore 2019 is an examination of Euro-Mediterranean culture, intrinsically plural, creating a festival of performance that examines the rules of cohabitation, helping to reconstruct horizons and overcome solitude. Among the proposals from Italy, a focus on Sicilian drama, while on the international front the festival lends a voice to one of the most interesting artists from Kosovo and a multilingual conference/show.
As well as the shows, the Chiostro will be playing host to a cycle of 10 events, Camp degli Autori. Click here for the complete programme.

La Veglia
Carmela is a tiny, sullen and tender woman; she has a harsh tongue and a wicked mouth that spews hate and sarcasm, making fun of the common language. A learned linguistic revolt, constant invention, all signs of a composed, silent and subdued desperation, made to sit and watch television quizzes, soap operas and documentaries. La veglia is an angry, sardonic and harrowing play, in which irony and desperation come together in the same situation of failure.

Rosario Palazzolo is a playwright, author, director and, at times, actor. his theatrical works include, among others: Ciò che accadde all’improvvisoOuminicch’Portobello never diesLetizia foreverL’ammazzatore, and the trilogy Santa Samantha Vs – sciagura in tre mosse, which includes the plays Lo zompo, Mari/age and La veglia, published by Il Glifo. Winner of the 18th International Festival of Theatre in Lugano in 2016, he was awarded the National Critics’ Award for his activity as a playwright.

Chiostro Nina Vinchi
7.30 p.m., free admission
Camp degli Autori | Chiara Taviani – Drammaturgia nascosta
with Carlo Bussetti, Loretta d’Antuono, Simone Previdi, Marta Ruggieri

10 p.m., free admission
Selection of black and pop music for a dance together with the spectators
organised by the rapper Diamante together with a number of young participants

Meetings and insights

The Playbill

Piccolo Teatro Grassi
Sunday 22 September 2019, 8.30 p.m.
Focus Sicilia

La veglia
written and directed by Rosario Palazzolo
with Filippo Luna
sets Luca Mannino, costumes Daniela Cernigliaro
lighting Alice Colla, original music and sound effects Francesco Di Fiore
video Gandolfo Schimmenti, post production video Valeria Di Matteo
wigs Mauro Agrò
director’s assistant Angelo Grasso, stage assistant Clara De Rose
a Teatro Biondo Palermo production

Single seat in stalls/balcony
Full price € 15 | Discounted price for youngsters and the elderly (under 26 and over 65) € 10

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Tickets for plays for the current season can be purchased up to one hour before the beginning of scheduled performances.

Teatro Strehler box office
Largo Greppi 1, M2 Metro Station Lanza. From Mondays to Saturdays 9.45 a.m. - 6.45 p.m.; Sundays 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
It is possible to purchase full-price or discounted tickets (for spectators under the age of 26 or over the age of 65), as well as subscriptions.
For the final hour before the beginning of a performance, the box office is available exclusively for the production that is due to begin.

Box office line +39 02 42411889
From Mondays to Saturdays, 9.45 a.m. - 6.45 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
It is possible to purchase full price or discounted tickets (for spectators under the age of 26 or over the age of 65) as well as subscriptions.

Automatic box office Chiostro Nina Vinchi
Via Rovello 2, M1 Metro Station Cordusio. Active during the opening hours of the Chiostro
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Tickets for all productions for the current season can be purchased up to one hour before the beginning of scheduled performances.

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