La Semplicità ingannata examines the collective fate of generations of women and the opportunity to come together in order to change it.
Arcangela Tarabotti and the nuns of Saint Clare in Udine employed a truly unique form of resistance. These women transformed the convent into a space for free thought and of protest against religious dogma and male culture with a cultural fervour that was unthinkable for women of the time. The Inquisition sought through force to re-establish control over the nuns of Saint Clare in Udine, but they managed to resist for years, making a mockery of male domination and creating a surprising all-women micro-society at a time when women were excluded from all political and economic aspects of life.
La semplicità ingannata is not a documentary, but rather an artistic project where theatre also provides an opportunity to consider historical events as a cue to examine contemporary society. This approach implies creating a story not from a documentary point of view, but through an artistic vision with a precise positioning, one that is also prepared to go beyond the confines of the known, the philological and the politically correct.