Prima

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©Paolo Uccello, “Niccolò Mauruzi da Tolentino alla Battaglia di San Romano”, 1438-40 circa. © The National Gallery, London / Scala, Firenze
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How do the consequences of our actions and our feelings affect others? Does the theatre have an influence on life? In the trilogy created for the three seasons of the Piccolo, Pascal Rambert tells of what happens both on stage and in life Prima (before), Durante (during) and Dopo (after) a play is staged.

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Piccolo Teatro Grassi

The theatrical triptych by Pascal Rambert for three seasons of the Piccolo opens with Prima – the following parts will be Durante and Dopo – in which we follow the events surrounding a theatrical company as it prepares to stage a text based on the Battaglia di San Romano by Paolo Uccello. “When I begin writing a new work – explains Rambert –, even before I put pen to paper, I choose the actors. I always begin with that incredible meeting of voices, bodies, different ages, and different energies that a company of actors represents for me. For several reasons, I wanted to work with Anna Bonaiuto and Sandro Lombardi, who I know and whose career I admire, with Marco Foschi, who has special charisma, with Leda Kreider and her enchanting reservedness, and with Anna Della Rosa, because she has performed in all the pieces I have staged in Italy”. A story of an impossible love between an older woman and a much younger man, in turn divided between two women; a play to be staged, inspired by the pictorial triptych by Paolo Uccello, as cryptic as the universe of feelings; actors who cancel out the confine between private and public life. “Just like in life, in the theatre, – continues Rambert – there is a “before” (rehearsals), a “during” (the play), and an “after” (how the play affects the actors and the audience). I wanted to examine the consequences of our actions and our feelings, and of the way in which we influence others; the art of theatre is nothing more than this. And while it is true that theatre influences life, it is also true that the way in which an actor brings life to the character that they are assigned is part of that great aesthetic and sentimental battle that takes place on stage”. 

Duration: The play is currently in production

The Playbill

Prima
written and directed by Pascal Rambert

translation Chiara Elefante
sets Pascal Rambert and Yves Godin
costumes Anaïs Romand
lighting by Yves Godin
composer Alexandre Meyer
assistant director Catherine Bertoni
with (in alphabetical order) Anna Bonaiuto, Anna Della Rosa, Marco Foschi, Leda Kreider, Sandro Lombardi
a Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa production
in coproduction with structure production and Compagnia Lombardi-Tiezzi

Tickets
Category of performance Piccolo Production
Stalls full price € 40 | Discounted (under 26 and over 65) € 23
Balcony full price € 32 | Discounted (under 26 and over 65) € 20

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