National Premiere “Un’altra Iliade”

Friday 29 September
at 16.45

Teatro Il Piccolo
via Antonio de Nobili
Forlì (Italy)

by Salvatore Arena and Massimo Barilla
with Salvatore Arena
original music Luigi Polimeni
immersive sound design Luigi Polimeni e Chiara Rinciari
stage design Aldo Zucco
light design Luigi Biondi

In the framework of the festival Colpi di scena curated by Accademia Perduta / Romagna Teatri (Centro di produzione teatrale) and Ater Fondazione.

The performance is open to the public (free of charge, subject to availability.
Booking is compulsory: +39 054326342
From Tuesday 12 to Friday 22 September (except on Saturdays and Sundays)
from 11 to 13.

The only actor on stage, Salvatore Arena is at the centre of the tale.
Un’altra Iliade (Another Iliad) is an oblique tale about war, where the adjective ‘another’ emphasises an unprecedented point of view, that of the secondary characters who recount the epic duels, the fall, the oblivion, the rubble, the destroyed walls, the flight.

The Iliad, the Odyssey, the Trojan War, Achilles, Hector and the other figures that revolve around the two Homeric poems are observed from the margins of the history that has been transmitted to us by two unprecedented characters: a Trojan lookout condemned to live and remember and a Greek cynical and tragicomic storyteller, disillusioned in the folds of power.

The tale flows along two narrative lines characterised by different languages and distinct timeframes that meet at the climax. From this counterpoint, the story unfolds with alternating voices and omits nothing: laughter and weeping, light and darkness, horror and pity. There are no longer any Achaeans or Trojans, fear, pain, blood, eyes and hands mingle and have no colour, they decline in precise acts told from the inside, as in a long sequence plan, and what remains is only… ‘dust in the air’.

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