Edipo. Una fiaba di magia

“Edipo” tra infanzia e voce

Touring production
©Eva Castellucci
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Chiara Guidi looks at the myth by Sophocles as a magical fable linked to ancient fertility cults, in which a young seed penetrates the Earth’s womb to become Oedipus, a man.

Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato

The figure of Oedipus lies at the centre of the two plays created by Chiara Guidi – cofounder of Societas Raffaello Sanzio, now known as Societas –, who has always been involved in a form of theatrical research that examines the voice as a dramatical cipher to unlock the sounds and meaning of a text.
In the first play, an example of that form of Chiara Guidi’s “infantile theatre” of which Buchettino is the most famous example, the legend of Oedipus becomes a typical magical fable. It connects to the fertility cults of the ancient river civilisations; old Mother Earth welcomes into her womb the young seed that penetrates her to hide, sleep and bear fruit. “But what happens down below, in that period of maceration and death of the seed within the earth, over the winter? The Sphinx knows and raises the curtain to those who are able to solve her enigmas. Only by finding a solution to the obscure questions can one enter the Earth’s caverns, where a seed becomes a man; Oedipus”.

Duration: 60’ without interval

The Playbill

Una fiaba di magia
created by Chiara Guidi in dialogue with Vito Matera
with Francesco Dell’Accio, Francesca Di Serio, Daniele Fedeli, Maria Bacci Pasello, Vito Matera
and with the voices of Eva Castellucci, Anna Laura Penna, Gianni Plazzi, Sergio Scarlatella, Pier Paolo Zimmermann
music Francesco Guerri, Scott Gibbons
sets, lighting and costumes Vito Matera
prosthetics Istvan Zimmermann and Giovanna Amoroso - Plastikart studio
a Socìetas production
an Emilia Romagna Teatro ERT / Teatro Nazionale coproduction
with special thanks to Roberta Ioli and Sabrina Raggini

Category of performance Hosted Shows
Stalls full price € 33 | Discounted (under 26 and over 65) € 21
Balcony full price € 26 | Discounted (under 26 and over 65) € 18
By presenting the ticket for one of the two shows at the box office (Edipo re di Sofocle. Esercizio di memoria per 4 voci femminili or Edipo. Una fiaba di magia), it is possible to buy the other one at the discounted price of € 12

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