Overload

Sotterraneo. Una personale

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Overload stages the American writer David Foster Wallace in the act of delivering a speech, which soon takes on the structure of a hypertext. Between mass distractions and digital mutations, we are immersed in a media augmented environment. Over-stimulated by information, we live in a state of constant alert. Shouldn't we be more silent and mindful?

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Piccolo Teatro Grassi

Sotterraneo, the theatrical research group founded in Florence in 2005 and composed of a fixed nucleus of authors accompanied by a range of collaborators according to the various projects, returns to the Piccolo with three shows. Each work produced by the group is like a probe launched to examine the linguistic possibilities of theatre, seen both as a physical and an intellectual place, one that is both ancient and inevitably contemporary. With cross-sector and multi-layered works, Sotterraneo spans formats, focusing on the contradictions and shadows of the present though an Avant-pop approach that seeks to express our era while walking a line between the collective imagination and the most anti-conventional of ideas.
In Overload – winner of the 2018 UBU award for best show – the protagonist is David Foster Wallace. The writer presents a story that turns into hypertext, complete with sudden links that set in motion possible actions and visions, extra content that the audience alone decides to activate or not. It is a reflection on our condition as subjects overstimulated and constantly bombarded by information. 

Duration: 65’ without interval

The Playbill

Overload
conceived and directed by Sotterraneo 
featuring Sara Bonaventura, Claudio Cirri, Lorenza Guerrini, Daniele Pennati, Giulio Santolini 
written by Daniele Villa
lighting Marco Santambrogio
costumes Laura Dondoli
sound design Mattia Tuliozi
props Francesco Silei
graphics Isabella Ahmadzadeh
a Sotterraneo production
a Teatro Nacional D. Maria II coproduction as part of APAP - Performing Europe 2020, the Europa Creative Programme of the European Union 
with contributions from the Centrale Fies_art work space, CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del FVG 
with support from the Municipality of Florence, the Tuscany Region, the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, Funder 35, Sillumina – copia privata per i giovani, per la cultura
artistic residencies Associazione Teatrale Pistoiese, Tram – Attodue, Teatro Metastasio di Prato, Centrale Fies_art work space, Dialoghi – Residenze delle arti performative a Villa Manin, La Corte Ospitale – progetto residenziale 2017, Teatro Studio/Teatro della Toscana, Teatro Cantiere Florida/Multiresidenza FLOW
Sotteraneo is part of the Fies Factory project, an associated artist for the Piccolo Teatro di Milano and a resident collective at the Theatrical Association of Pistoia

Tickets
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

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2 shows (Shakespearology and Overload) € 25. By presenting the subscription Sotterraneo. Una personale at the box office, you are entitled to a € 10 ticket for L’Angelo della Storia
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