Teatro Stabile d’Arte Contemporanea
The Accademia Perduta/Romagna Teatri, today Teatro Stabile d’Arte Contemporanea (Repertory Theater of Contemporary Art) and directed by Ruggero Sintoni and Claudio Casadio, is recognized as one of most successful theater projects in Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, and Portugal. The Teatro Stabile was established by a group of young actors in 1982 as the Children’s Theater Company. From its founding to the present, the Accademia Perduta has been engaged in the intensive and fruitful production of theatrical programming for children.
The theater’s productions, written, directed, and often performed by Claudio Casadio, are distinguished by the precise and original style that has, over time, become their signature.
The children’s theater produced by the Accademia Perduta Children’s Theatre transcends the “category” in order to become a true art form based in such fundamental considerations as attention to fantasy, dreamlike and evocative imagery, and the importance of involving spectators emotionally. The Accademia Perduta Children’s Theatre makes children dream, but it also knows how to take adults back to the dreams of their childhood.
Age range: 6-10 years
Directed by Marcello Chiarenza
Original Music Cialdo Capelli
Songs Giampiero Pizzol
Direction and props Marcello Chiarenza
In a tiny house at the edge of the forest, Hunger is beginning to make itself felt. The empty table is a symbol of the family’s difficulties and of the poor woodcutter’s meager success in supporting his miserable family. Hunger worms its way in through every crack, entering the mind and bringing desperation and madness. And so, when the woodcutter’s emaciated wife begins her attempts to convince him to abandon their children in the forest, his resistance, in his hunger-weakened state, is feeble....
Hansel and Gretel, a timeless classic, has the power to enchant small children and exerts its charm even over those who are older.