Barberio Corsetti in Mollicone: “At the Argentina theater ‘Catarina ea beleza de matar fascistas’ is against violence”

“The show contains a real rejection of both physical and verbal violence”

“The show actually poses the theme of violence in a problematic way and among other things in its parable contains a real rejection of violence: it opens a debate on rejection of violence, both physical and verbal“. This is what he is keen to underline, interviewed by AdnKronos, Giorgio Barberio Corsettiartistic consultant of the Teatro di Roma, called into question – for the choice of the show ‘Catarina ea beleza de matar fascistas’included in the seasonal program of Argentina theaterwhere it will be staged until tomorrow – by the exponent of Fdi Federico Mollicone, who asked the mayor Roberto Gualtieri and the Capitoline councilor for Culture Miguel Gotor to suspend it.

“This piece raises questions and reflections, as all shows must do and as the theatrical tradition dictates, from Greek tragedies to Brechtian theater – remembers Barberio Corsetti – As for the author and director Tiago Rodrigues, is one of the greatest playwrights of our time, new director of the Avignon Festival; and the show produced by the Teatro Nacional in Lisbon has a international scope“, in co-production with the Wiener Festwochen in Vienna, Emilia Romagna-Teatro di Modena, Théâtre de la Cité in Toulouse, Festival d’Automne in Paris, Comédie in Caen, Teatro di Liegi, Teatre Lliure in Barcelona and precisely the Theater of Rome.

“Talking with Tiago Rodrigues, in a meeting with the public, the Portuguese author and director underlined how he always takes the side of dialogue and confrontation, which are at the same time the fragility and strength of a democracywith respect to incitement to physical and verbal violence – reports Barberio Corsetti – The show does not give decisive answers, but asks questions: it is a word theateron which the public is called to reflect within one tragedy at the same time classic and contemporary“.

(from Enzo Bonaiuto)