Lucia Calamaro

Darwin inconsolabile

(Un pezzo per anime in pena)

Teatro Caio Melisso Spazio Carla Fendi

    Friday 02 July H 18:00

    Saturday 03 July H 15:00

    Sunday 04 July H 15:00

Tickets: stalls/box € 35


Written and directed by

Lucia Calamaro


Riccardo Goretti, Gioia Salvatori, Simona Senzacqua, Maria Grazia Sughi

Assistant director

Paola Atzeni

Light design

Loïc François Hamelin

Production Sardegna Teatro with Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi and CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del FVG

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

An elderly woman, a performative artist, who names herself Ex Fluxus, pretends to be dead to gain her three busy, inattentive, distant, aggressive, and absent kids’ attention. She fakes her death like some animals do: Maria Grazia practices “thanatosis”, a common practice among certain species that “play dead” in order to escape predators attacks. Her could be a warning, a signal, a monition, a metaphore, or simply a performance…
A midwife daughter, crushed by her concern for the new generations, a clumsy environmentalist: Simona. A son who is a teacher in primary school, a very good man, who has got future in his hands and comes across a smoky unpublished version of The Origin of Species quoted by Borges in an interview with Bioy Casares: Riccardo. A daughter in symbiosis with her mother, plastic performer-artist, who investigates Amazonian perspectivism and the theories of the interspecies, feeling closer to the vegetal world than to the animal: Joy.

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