La tragedia è finita, Platonov
Tickets: unreserved seat € 35
with scenes from Platonov by
with (in alphabetical order)
assistant director Anna Zanetti
paper costumes and costume assistant
Reading assistant Emilia Soldati
Production Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria
in collaboration with Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi
For the Festival dei Due Mondi, a site specific version of the show was designed for the Auditorium della Stella.
La tragedia è finita, Platonov is the latest work by the Umbrian director Liv Ferracchiati, who received a special mention at the Venice Theatre Biennale in 2020. Trilogia sull’identità established Ferracchiati as a leading light among theatre directors. With Čechov’s Platonov he directly, convincingly and touchingly approaches the protagonist of a classic work.
His contemporary vision of the role of the characters is also an exploration of the role of classical texts in today’s theatre. «Platonov, as a dramatic text, always read rather than represented on stage, has been a new encounter for me,» says Ferracchiati. «I took refuge in the inaction of Platonov, in his paralysis between attraction and repulsion, between fear and excitement, in his passivity and shirking. In the way he does not choose between the four women that offer themselves to him, as if each one could provide a solution to his existence. Not choosing because, in the end, you can’t. How can you choose only one possibility?». In the show, Ferracchiati himself reads the text, in an ironic, illuminating dialogue between himself and the Russian author, which acts as a counterpoint to what we see on stage.