“Come un granello di sabbia” in New York

6 May at 8pm
357 W 36th St. 3rd floor,
New York, NY

10 May at 6pm
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’
NYU 24 W 12 Street,
New York, NY

In the framework of the In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY 2024 organised by Kairos Italy Theater in collaboration with KIT Italia and the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.
In Italian with English surtitles.

Like a Little Grain of Sand.
Giuseppe Gulotta, The Story of an Innocent Man
with Salvatore Arena
Written and directed by Salvatore Arena and Massimo Barilla
Original Music by Luigi Polimeni
Stage Design by Aldo Zucco
Light Design by Stefano Barbagallo
A Mana Chuma Teatro production

At the age of eighteen, Giuseppe Gulotta underwent a harrowing ordeal, being subjected to torture and coerced into confessing to the murder of two carabinieri in a small barracks in Alcamo, in the province of Trapani. This heinous crime conceals an unspeakable mystery, involving statesmen entangled with neo-fascist groups, arms, and drug trafficking. Any convenient scapegoat would suffice to veil the truth behind this atrocity. Who better than a young construction worker without economic and cultural means, without a network of acquaintances and protection?

Through the lens of Giuseppe’s personal narrative, as well as those of Salvatore and Carmine – the two victims of the massacre – and others like Giovanni, Vincenzo, and Gaetano, who were wrongly designated as scapegoats, the play endeavors to render justice to lives completely stolen for reasons too dark to articulate.

Giuseppe’s voice serves as a conduit, drawing us into the whirlwind of his experience, recounting his curtailed youth, his arrest, the brutal torture endured, the prolonged imprisonment, and yet, amidst the despair, his indomitable and unwavering hope for the ultimate restoration of his humble yet noble identity.

Inbox 2016 Award
ANCT Critics Award 2019
Audience Award & Best Actor Award, International Monodrama Festival Bitola 2023

Programme: https://www.inscenany.com/
Free entrance. RSVP: https://www.inscenany.com/project/like-a-grain-of-sand/

Photo by Diogen Hadji-Kosta Milevski

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