by Sergio Claudio Perroni
director Roberto Andò
stage setting Giovanni Carluccio
music Marco Betta
Giovanni Argante, Ruggero Cara, Fulvio D′Angelo, Pietro Montandon
production Teatro Stabile di Catania
Political characters rarely appear in Italian theatrical drama. Sergio Claudio Perroni has instead chosen politics and its voices as the theme of his own creation, composing two one-acts that have the figure of Nilde Iotti as their common ground. Unique and daring feat.
On the one hand we have the golden period of Italian politics with a struggle for the affirmation of democracy, the role of women and their civil conquests, and on the other the unrealistic vociferations, the emptiness and the deadlock of the current political jargon, which are confronted in the two texts. But there are other important settings which Perroni′s text manages to stir: the hyperbolic rationality of Iotti′s voice and her unexpressed desire to recognize within the political space too, citizens at a sentimental drift, passing through the ritual of the regeneration of today´s politics and its illusion of buying a soul by wearing new masks.
"Sergio Claudio Perroni has listened to voices that are present and far for us, voices of the living that seem to be dead, and voices of the dead that seem to be alive. Voices that pursue the soul of politics in Italy. Hovered between life and death, between the Pantheon and the Suburra (slum)"