Marta Cuscunà

La semplicità ingannata

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In the 16th century, the nuns of Saint Clare in Udine employed a truly unique form of resistance, transforming 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.

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Piccolo Teatro Grassi

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.

Duration: 65 minutes

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The Playbill

La semplicità ingannata

with and by Marta Cuscunà
assistant director Marco Rogante
lighting design Claudio “Poldo” Parrino
sound design Alessandro Sdrigotti
sound, light and stage technicians Marco Rogante, Alessandro Sdrigotti
sets made by Delta Studios, Elisabetta Ferrandino
costumes made by Antonella Guglielmi
a Centrale Fies, Operaestate Festival Veneto co-production
organised by Etnorama
distribution Jean-Francois Mathieu
with the support of the Autonomous Province of Trento-T-under 30, The Autonomous Region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Provincial Committee for the promotion of the values of Resistance and the Republican Constitution of Gorizia, A.N.P.I. Provincial Committee of Gorizia, Department of Culture for the Municipality of Ronchi dei Legionari, The Sandro Pertini Library of Ronchi dei Legionari, the Department of Equal Opportunities of the Municipality of Monfalcone, Claudio and Simone from the Monfalcone Youth Centre.
with the support of the participants of the theatrical microcredit project Assemblea Teatrale Maranese-Marano Lagunare UD, Federico Toni, the Re Nudo-Teatri Invisibili Theatrical Workshop, Nottenera. Comunità_Linguaggi_Territorio, Bonawentura/Teatro Miela-Trieste, Spazio Ferramenta, Tracce di Teatro d'Autore, L'Attoscuro Teatro - Montescudo of Rimini.
Loosely based on “Lo spazio del silenzio” by Giovanna Paolin (published by Biblioteca dell'Immagine, 1998)

From 2009 to 2019, Marta Cuscunà was part of the Fies Factory project organised by the Centrale Fies.

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Category of performance Guest
Stalls full price € 33 | Discounted (under 26 and over 65) € 21
Balcony full price € 26 | Discounted (Under 26 and over 65) € 18

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