Edificio 3

Touring production
©Alfredo Toriello

Cancelled Event
Following Il caso della famiglia Coleman and Emilia, Claudio Tolcachir returns to the Piccolo to direct a production in Italia, Edificio 3, a surreal and grotesque work that examines the complexity of interpersonal relationships.

Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato

Well-known to audiences for Il caso della famiglia Coleman and for Emilia (at the Teatro Grassi in 2012 and in 2015 respectively) Claudio Tolcachir, an author, director and actor born in Argentina in 1975, directs a production in Italian for the Piccolo. A leading figure in the very fertile Argentine nouvelle vague and the founder of Timbre4 – a theatre, company and school in Buenos Aires – through his surreal and moving works Tolcachir presents the situation in a nation that exists on a permanent roller-coaster, from the re-emergence of the country at the end of Videla’s dictatorhship in 1981 to the new collapse caused by the economic crisis of 2001, which was followed by a new recovery and then a further and very recent collapse. Performed for the first time in Buenos Aires in 2008, Edificio 3 is set in the old offices of a large advertising agency. Everything seems to be in a state of abandon. The lift is broken, as is the coffee machine, work lags, the personnel office has been transferred elsewhere and is unaware of the presence of the staff... Moni, Sandra and Héctor are colleagues sharing the space in which they spend a large portion of their lives: Moni is the gossip here, she knows everyone’s secrets, she opens drawers and creeps uninvited into the lives of the others; Sandra, a not-so-young woman, is trying to get pregnant; Héctor, a mature man, has recently lost his mother, with who he lived and who used to smother him- In a dance of overlapping space and time, the office switches from being a home to fiancées Manuel and Sofía - he is restless and seeks distractions outside of the couple she desires children - a bar where the office workers spend their breaks, and a medical general practice where Sandra goes...
Love, betrayal, misunderstanding, desire, ambition, frustration, dreams: Tolcachir tells of the complexity of interpersonal relationships, the infinite distance that separates them all - friends, lovers, colleagues, relatives - from each other, the unbridgeable chasm that separates the intimate identity of each of us from the public character that we present to others.

Duration: The play is currently in production

The Playbill

Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato
from 1 to 23 December 2020
Edificio 3
Storia di un intento assurdo

translated by Rosaria Ruffini
written and directed by Claudio Tolcachir
lighting by Claudio De Pace
costumes by Giada Masi
with (in alphabetical order) Rosario Lisma, Stella Piccioni, Valentina Picello, Giorgia Senesi, Emanuele Turetta
a Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa, Aldo Miguel Grompone, Timbre4 Buenos Aires production

Stalls: Full price € 40
Balcony: Full price € 32

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From Monday to Saturday from 9.45 a.m.to 6.45 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In the event of performances on bank holidays, the service is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Piccolo Teatro Strehler box office
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It is possible to purchase full-price or discounted tickets (for under -26 and over -65). Access to the auditorium with reduced-price tickets is subject to verification by the theatre personnel.
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