Stage Review: IO NON HO MANI CHE MI ACCAREZZINO IL VISO

Born from the meeting of actor and author Andrea Trapani and playwright and director Francesca Macrì, the theater company Biancofango has been researching within the spectrum of contemporary drama and new forms of playwriting for more than a decade. Since In punta di piedi up to Porco mondo the theater duo has built a reputation for its subtle narrative talent and for having found a balance point between body and text, writing and acting.

Io non ho mani che mi accarezzino il viso – title borrowed from a poem by Davide Maria Turoldo and from a famous photographic work by Mario Giacomelli, repeatedly called upon along the play – generates from a question asked to the only two actors on stage, Aida Talliente and Andrea Trapani himself: Who’s that theatrical character whose fragility seems to concern you the most? The one whose words you could also speak, both as an actor and as an individual?

Answer: Bertold Brecht’s Santa Giovanna dei Macelli for her, Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck for him.

From here on a Pirandello-ish paced play animates, in which characters, actors and simple individuals overlap and blur seamlessly, in a work that frames the meaning of individuality though the edges of an out-of-focus lens. We constantly get in and out of the theatricality, witnessing the actors standing in a permanent ideological conflict within themselves, relating to each other either as characters and as actors, a man and a woman in flesh and bones with their own first names.

Two solitudes that meet, two frailties set in an imaginary dialogue, on the edge of reality and fiction, down to where the boundaries of theater and life are uncertain.

The two dates at Teatro India, November the 1st and the 2nd, have gone immediately sold-out.

The play has been premiered in the RomaEuropa Festival, and will debut at Teatro Elfo Puccini in Milan the next November the 21st.

IO NON HO MANI CHE MI ACCAREZZINO IL VISO
(I DO NOT HAVE HANDS TO PAPER MY FACE)

A project by Biancofango

Playwright Francesca Macrì e Andrea Trapani

Director Francesca Macrì

With Aida Talliente and Andrea Trapani

Scenes Teatro della Tosse

Lights Gianni Staropoli

Sound Umberto Fiore

Collaborator to the project Aida Talliente

Technical Direction Massimiliano Chinelli

Production Teatro dell’Elfo, Fattore K, Fondazione Luzzati -Teatro della Tosse

In collaboration with Armunia, La Città del Teatro di Cascina, La Corte Ospitale, Teatri di Vetro, Twain Residenza di Spettacolo dal Vivo a Ladispoli

A ROMAEUROPA FESTIVAL NATIONAL PREVIEW

November the 1st 2nd, 2017

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