Duration: 75 minutes without interval
On Tuesday 4 August the performance will be broadcast live at mare culturale urbano at n. 15, Via Gabetti
Not everyone knows that Harlequin has also encountered Dante and Virgil, during their “excursions” into the three worlds of the Afterlife!
In reality it’s not really him, the creation of Carlo Goldoni, but one of his imitators, one with a totally different cultural background... Alichino is in fact one of the devils of the Malebranche who, following the sublime Tuscan poet and his Latin guide - who Alichino blames for casting him and his companion Calcabrina into the lake of boiling pitch -, finds himself outside Hell and lost in the world of the living. This has been no short excursion, because the poor devil has been wandering constantly for eight centuries and has managed to survive by “infiltrating” wandering companies of actors where he has been reincarnated as actors performing the role of Harlequin.
Finally, thanks to a spiritual session, he has managed to get back to Malebolge. However, as is known, returning “survivors” are always met with numerous surprises...
Where are all the damned? Where is that wonderful and comforting infernal stench? What has happened to the flames and pitch?
In this delightful hour and a half, performed in a “false Lombardy-Veneto dialect”, Bonavera plays the role of a furious, naïve, goggle-eyed and clumsy devil who finds entertainment in the fantastic world of Dante’s writing, in an existential journey rich with paradoxical adventure, comedy and much poetry.
Chiostro Nina Vinchi
from 4 to 6 August 2020, 9.30 p.m.
Alichin di Malebolge
by and with Enrico Bonavera
directed by Christian Zecca
a Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa production
In collaboration with Fondazione Cariplo
The shows form part of the "Aria di Cultura" programme organised by the Municipality of Milan
In the event of bad weather, performances will take place at the Teatro Grassi.
Assigned seats will be indicated on the seats in the auditorium.