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Leonardo Lidi

Il giardino dei ciliegi

Progetto Čechov – Terza tappa

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Synopsis

Immersed in the futility of our garden.

Leonardo Lidi returns to Festival dei Due Mondi with The Cherry Orchard for the final leg of his trilogy dedicated to Anton Čechov, also presented in full on Sunday, July 7.

"Reading Anton Čechov's text," Lidi says, "it has always seemed obvious to me (and perhaps I have always been wrong) that our garden is synonymous with our theater. And having had the Čechov project a political validity from its inception, from the post-pandemic return with The Seagull to questioning how to restart in the encounter with the audience, it seems stimulating to me to close the circle with this text so profound in its questions."

Leonardo Lidi leads the viewer into a garden/theater that now lives only in the memory of its performers. A useless garden, our public theater, that can safely be torn down to in favor of a parking lot.

"If the only thought is self-defeating accumulation and squeezing the people next to to us" - comments the director - "if we believe in this form of slavery in the new millennium, if we stop caring about the quality of our lives through the quality of the lives of others, then I wonder what we are doing, still, on a stage. And the actors wonder too, abandoned over time to having to self-assert the value of their work. We have forgotten about them."

Here is the last image Chekhov leaves behind in Garden's finale of a life spent on the theater. A person who has served other people throughout his existence, no ifs and buts, forgotten. He says to himself, or to the theater he is occupying ...You have no strength left, you have nothing left at all, nothing.... Eh, good to nothing...

Then a tragic violin string to fill the scene.

Credits

Program

by Anton Chekhov

directed by Leonardo Lidi

with

Giordano Agrusta, Maurizio Cardillo, Alfonso De Vreese, Ilaria Falini, Christian La Rosa, Francesca Mazza, Angela Malfitano, Orietta Notari, Mario Pirrello, Tino Rossi, Massimiliano Speziani, Giuliana Vigogna

scenes and lighting Nicolas Bovey

costumes Aurora Damanti

sound Franco Visioli

assistant director Alba Porto

production Teatro Stabile dell'Umbria

in co-production with Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale, Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi

Premiere

Please be advised that dates and times may be subject to change.
See www.festivaldispoleto.com for updates.

Dates & Tickets

Tickets: from 15 € to 40 €
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04
Jul
2024
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20:00
Teatro Caio Melisso Spazio Carla Fendi
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05
Jul
2024
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16:00
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06
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2024
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16:00
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07
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19:00
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Teatro Caio Melisso Spazio Carla Fendi
Event Times
June 28
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June 29
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June 30
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01 July
10:00
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02 July
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04 July
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05 July
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06 July
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07 July
11:00
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08 July
10:00
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09 July
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Biographies

Leonardo Lidi

He graduated from the School of the Teatro Stabile of Turin in 2012. In his path he alternates between acting and theater directing. In these first ten years of directing work he stands out for his ability and productivity, winning to just 32 years old the Italian theater critics' award. Since September 2021 he has been educational coordinator of the school of the Teatro Stabile di Torino and since 2022 Artistic Director of the San Ginesio Festival. Among the shows from he directed are Ibsen's Spectres (Venice Biennale 2018), Williams' The Glass Zoo, Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba , D'Annunzio's The Dead City, Strindberg's Miss Giulia (Festival dei Due Mondi 2021) and Molière's The Misanthrope. He also works on contemporary drama texts and inopera opera. In 2022 together with the Teatro Stabile dell'Umbria he begins a trilogy on Anton Čechov. The first stage of the three-year project is The Seagull. In the same year he is a finalist candidate for the Ubu Prize for best director with La signorina Giulia. In 2023 he directs Uncle Vanya, the second stage of the Čechov Project, a production with which he is a finalist candidate for best director at the Ubu 2023. The final chapter in the trilogy is The Cherry Orchard (2024).

Cast Il giardino dei ciliegi

Giordano Domenico Agrusta

Born in 1984 to Grottaglie in the province of Taranto. After graduation he left for Milan where he studied Philosophy and specialized in Cognitive Neuroscience. After finishing his studies, he moved to Terni in 2008 to study acting with Gastone Moschin, Emanuela Moschin and Marzia Ubaldi. He founded the Malabranca Teatro company with Daniele Menghini, Ludovico Rohl and Cristina Daniele. In 2015 he joined to the actors company of the Teatro Stabile dell'Umbria. He works with Danilo Nigrelli, Michele Placido, Andrea Baracco. He collaborates with several private companies and theatrical production bodies, including Marche Teatro, Teatri di Roma, Teatro alla Scala. He is in the cast of the Čechov Project directed from Leonardo Lidi: The Seagull (2022), Uncle Vanya (2023), The Cherry Orchard (2024).

Mauritius Cardillo

Sicilian, he is an actor and author. He has worked as an actor with Teatro dell'Elfo, Teatri di Vita, Teatro Stabile di Bologna, Teatro Stabile di Bolzano, ErosAntEros and has been directed from Elena Bucci, Gigi Dall'Aglio, Luigi Gozzi, Renato Carpentieri, Paolo Billi and others. From 2007 to the present he has participated to numerous shows of the company Le Belle Bandiere, a formation with which he continues to to collaborate. From 2010 to the present, he has collaborated frequently, as actor and author, with Tra un Atto e l'altro by Francesca Mazza and Angela Malfitano and Liberty by Elena di Gioia. For the Concert Society of Parma he wrote and directed Lettera to my father (from Kafka) with Ugo Pagliai. He is in the cast of the Čechov Project directed from Leonardo Lidi: The Seagull (2022), Uncle Vanya (2023), The Cherry Orchard (2024).

Alfonso De Vreese

He was born to Modena in 1992. He graduated in 2017 from the Luca Ronconi School of Theater of the Piccolo Teatro in Milan after training at the School of Theater to. G. Garrone and ERT's Advanced Training Course. He works with Longhi, Muscato, Condemi, Cabra, Michieletto, Sangati, Romano, Granata, among others. He is directed in Uomini e no, Macbeth, le cose nascoste and La pulce nell'orecchio from Rifici, in Misanthrope and Come nei giorni migliori from Leonardo Lidi, in Sogno di una notte di mezza estate from Chiodi and in Il ragazzo dell'ultimo banco from Gassmann. In film he worked with director Wright in the filming of M the Son of the Century for Sky Studios. In 2019 he won the Scenario Award with Una vera tragedia by Favaro and Bandini and in 2022 the Mariangela Melato Award as best emerging actor. In 2024 he is in the cast of The Cherry Orchard, the third stage of the Čechov Project directed from Lidi.

Ilaria Falini

A graduate of the University Theater Center of Perugia with masters including Flaszen, Bogdanov, Karpov and Ferrero, she continued her training with directors Schiavelli, Pezzoli, Santagata and Ronconi under whose direction she attended the Course of Excellence at the Santa Cristina Theater Center. She has worked in various productions directed by directors Bruschetta, Carpentieri, Le Moli, Pepe and Dini, among others. In 2021 she plays Kristine in the play La signorina Giulia directed by Leonardo Lidi, a TSU production, which premiered at the 64th edition of Festival dei Due Mondi. She is in the cast of the Čechov Project directed from Leonardo Lidi: The Seagull (2022), Uncle Vanya (2023), The Cherry Orchard (2024).

Christian La Rosa

He graduated in 2012 from the school for actors of the Teatro Stabile of Turin, then attended the international theater workshop directed from L. Ronconi. In theater he works with, among others, C. Rifici, V. Malosti, M. Sgorbani, to.Chiodi, L. Ferracchiati. In 2016 he is in Santa Estasi. Atrides: eight family portraits directed from to . Latella and in Qualcuno che tace directed by L.Lidi. With the role of Pinocchio (Latella) in 2017 he wins the UBU as best actor under 35 and the ANCT award. In 2018 he is in Spettri (Lidi); in 2019/20 in La valle dell'Eden (Latella) and in La città morta (Lidi). He stars in Pets by to. Mingarelli in 2021 and returns with Lidi for Strindberg's La signorina Giulia and Molière's The Misanthrope. He is in the cast of the Čechov Project directed from Leonardo Lidi: The Seagull (2022), The Cherry Orchard (2024).

Angela Malfitano

Actress and director, she began to working with Leo De Berardinis, her teacher, to followed by Thierry Salmon, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Claudio Morganti, Dario Fo, Andrea Adriatico, Fabrizio Arcuri, Marco Sgrosso, Marco Baliani, Mimmo Sorrentino, Mattew Lenton. He won the Young European Artists Award in 1992. In 1999 he founded Tra un atto e l'altro with Francesca Mazza and directs productions and reviews also in the areas of social and gender culture. He curates theater projects with networks of artists and collaborates as a lecturer with Unipv and Unibo. He produces contemporary dramaturgy and on outstanding figures of the territory with Regione Emilia Romagna, Città Metropolitana di Bologna and Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione. He is in the cast of the Čechov Project directed from Leonardo Lidi: The Seagull (2022), Uncle Vanya (2023), The Cherry Orchard (2024).

Francesca Mazza

A graduate of the School directed from Alessandra Galante Garrone, from 1983 to 1995 she worked in Leo de Berardinis' shows. Later, among others, she worked with the company Fanny & Alexander, with Teatri di Vita, with Accademia degli Artefatti, with Teatro Stabile del Veneto, Teatro Stabile di Roma, Teatro Stabile di Torino, ERT Emilia Romagna Teatri, Radiotre Rai. She won the Ubu Award as best supporting actress for the 2004/2005 season. In 2010 she won the Ubu Award as best leading actress with West and the Ravenhill Project shows Shoot/Find the Treasure/Repeat. She was directed from Leonardo Lidi in Molière's La casa di Bernarda Alba and Il misantropo. She is in the cast of the Chekhov Project directed from Lidi: The Seagull (2022), Uncle Vanya (2023), The Cherry Orchard (2024).

Orietta Notari

She has acted in many plays by major authors of classical and contemporary drama, including Shakespeare, Moliere, Sophocles, Racine, Ibsen, Labiche, Brecht, Chekhov, Pirandello, Beckett, Pinter, Fassbinder, Topor, and Fosse. She has been directed by from Besson, Ronconi, Sciaccaluga, Stuhr, Bruni and De Capitani, Arias, Binasco and Dini, among others. In 2006 she was nominated for the UBU Award as supporting actress; in 2016 she won the ANCT Award; in 2019 she was nominated for the Le Maschere del Teatro Award as supporting actress. In 2020/21 she worked in La casa di Bernarda Alba directed by Lidi, Molly Sweeney and Il piacere dell'onestà directed by Binasco and Casa di bambola directed by Dini. He is in the cast of the Čechov Project directed from Lidi: The Seagull (2022), The Cherry Orchard (2024).

Mario Pirrello

He graduated in 1997 from the school of Teatro Stabile di Torino directed from Ronconi. to theater among others he collaborates with Martone, Longhi, Avogadro, Malosti, Lavia, Arcuri, di Mauro, Lagi, Pisano, Lenton, Pitoiset, Bausch. In 2018 he is among the performers in Spectres, the winning show of the Venice Biennale College Directors, directed from Leonardo Lidi, with whom he also collaborates the following year in Lo zoodi Vetro from Williams and in 2020 in La città morta from D'Annunzio. In Cinema he is directed from Giordana in Yara, from Godano in Marilyn has Black Eyes, from Argento for Black Glasses and from Sollima for Adagio . For television, among his latest works Il Commissario Ricciardi (D'Alatri), Esterno Notte (Bellocchio), Il Circeo (Molaioli), Suburra (Capotondi), SuperSex (Rovere). He is in the cast of the Chekhov Project directed from Lidi: Uncle Vanya (2023), The Cherry Orchard (2024).

Tino Rossi

Born in 1955 in the province of Piacenza, he began to doing theater in 1980 to Cremona with a local company. In 1987 he started to his own company Quarta Parete, still active today, collaborating with other companies in the area. In 1993 he graduates as a voice actor at the Centro Teatro Attivo in Milan. He takes part to in numerous theater stages, among many: with Carmelo Rifici, Cesar Brie, Armando Punzo, Serena Sinigaglia, Massimo Popolizio, Salvatore La Ruina and Michele Di Mauro. He has collaborated to plays with Carmelo Rifici and Leonardo Lidi and has taken part in a number of films, including a film by Marco Bellocchio. He is in the cast of the Čechov Project directed from Lidi: The Seagull (2022), Uncle Vanya(2023), The Cherry Orchard (2024).

Massimiliano Speziani

Hystrio Award for Interpretation 2018. He plays directed by, among others, from Giancarlo Cobelli, Luca Ronconi, Massimo Castri, Antonio Latella, Federico Tiezzi, Mario Martone, Carmelo Rifici. He has worked with Alfonso Santagata's Katzenmacher company with which he received the Ubu in 1997. Self produces Il Memorioso. A Brief Guide to the Memory of the Good, which he replicates from ten years. Since 2000 the association with playwrights Gabrielli and Molinari. During the lockdown he creates the Teatro in Condominio experience and No Miracle to Milano text by Gabrielli is born. Among his most recent works as an actor: The Tragedy of the Avenger (Donnellan) The Valley of Eden (Latella), Combatants (Gabrielli/Ammendola), Child Duck Chronicles (Dall'Aglio). He is in the cast of the Chekhov Project directed from Lidi: The Seagull (2022), Uncle Vanya (2023), The Cherry Orchard (2024).

Giuliana Vigogna

She graduated in 2014 from the Silvio d'Amico Academy of Dramatic Art in Rome; she then attended the advanced training course at the Centro Teatrale Santacristina and the specialization course at the Teatro di Roma. In 2016, Antonio Latella chose her for Santa Estasi (Ubu prize for best show and best group of actors under 30). She collaborates with ERT for The Book of Job directed by P. Babina and 1984 directed from M. Lenton; in 2018 she is Daphne in Latella's Aminta. In 2019 she began her collaboration with Leonardo Lidi for: The Finger, The Dead City and The Chandelier, The House of Bernarda Alba, Miss Julia, The Misanthrope . In 2022 she is a finalist nominee for the Ubu Awards for Best Actress or Performer Under 35. She is in the cast of The Chekhov Project: The Seagull (2022), Uncle Vanya (2023), The Cherry Orchard (2024).

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