Teatro della Pergola opens the season with Ezra Pound, star guest Isabella Rossellini

Inauguration from 24 to 29 October in the name of poetry and acting art with “Ezra in a cage or the Ezra Pound case” by Mariano Rigillo directed by Leonardo Petrillo

The Teatro della Pergola in Florence will inaugurate the 2023/24 season from 24 to 29 October in the sign of poetry and acting art with “Ezra in a cage or the Ezra Pound case” by Mariano Rigillo directed by Leonardo Petrillo. The independence of thought, a characteristic that leads to being opposed by different fronts, runs through many of the shows on the bill, from Aldo Moro and Pier Paolo Pasolini for Fabrizio Gifuni to always Pasolini for Elio Germano and Teho Teardo, from Eduardo De Filippo for Fausto Russo Alesi to Sigmund Freud for Stefano Massini, to get to Fabrizio De André for Neri Marcorè.

Isabella Rossellini’s new one woman show is dedicated to a freethinker: “Darwin’s Smile” is a monologue that reconciles the worlds of art and science starting with Charles Darwin and his book “The expression of emotions in man and animals”.

Bob Wilson confronts Fernando Pessoa for a show that arises from the director’s keen interest in the “European Actress and Actor” project, also and above all in its perspective of encounter and relationship with the African continent. The return of the bailaor Israel Galván is also announced with only one site specific in a location that will be revealed later, a small big event before the start of the season.

In the context of international relations, the mastery of actresses and actors is at the center of the new common challenge of Teatro della Toscana and Théâtre de la Ville in Paris with its director Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota. Vinicio Marchioni is already engaged in the realization of the next phase, which will see young actresses and actors work on “Caligula” by Albert Camus.

The presence at the Pergola of Sebastiano Lo Monaco has already been rescheduled for November, who returns to meet his audience with Francesco Niccolini’s “Odyssey of Homer” by Valerio Massimo Manfredi.

After the inauguration with “Ezra in a cage” (October 24-29) with Mariano Rigillo and Anna Teresa Rossini – a show on the obsession of man Ezra Pound who defends his poetry, the discovery of social and artistic inconsistencies, of the world and of men – in the furrow traced by poetry and literature, which also crosses the Italian language and writing, we find Lino Guanciale and Francesco Montanari in Davide Sacco’s “The cruelest man in the world” (31 October – 5 November 2023); Alessandro Haber directed by Paolo Valerio in “The conscience of Zeno” by Italo Svevo (14 – 19 November 2023); Giuliana De Sio and Alessandro Haber directed by Pierpaolo Sepe in “The Lady on Tuesday” by Massimo Carlotto (December 27, 2023 – January 3, 2024); Claudio Bisio directed by Giorgio Gallione in “My life told badly” by Francesco Piccolo (19 – 24 March 2024); in addition to the aforementioned Fabrizio Gifuni in “The ghosts of our history” by Aldo Moro and Pier Paolo Pasolini (28 November – 3 December 2023); Elio Germano and Teho Teardo in “The Dream of a thing” by Pier Paolo Pasolini (12 – 17 December 2023); Neri Marcorè directed by Giorgio Gallione in “The good news” by Fabrizio De André (20 – 25 February 2024); Stefano Massini with the return of his “Interpretation of Dreams” by Sigmund Freud (March 26 – 28, 2024).

The classics on the bill return with Sebastiano Lo Monaco with “Odyssey of Homer” by Francesco Niccolini at Valerio Massimo Manfredi (7 – 12 November 2023); Gabriele Lavia and Federica Di Martino with “A curious accident” by Carlo Goldoni (16 – 21 January 2024); Andrea Pennacchi with “Arlecchino” written and directed by Marco Baliani (6 – 11 February 2024); Alessio Boni with “Homer’s Iliad” adapted by Francesco Niccolini (February 27 – March 3, 2024); in addition to the aforementioned Fausto Russo Alesi with “The art of comedy” by Eduardo De Filippo (21 – 26 November 2023).

Timeless human comedies, of extraordinary effectiveness, with a continuous swing of emotions, always hovering between happiness and despair, are Agatha Christie’s “Mousetrap”, with Lodo Guenzi directed by Giorgio Gallione (5 – 10 December 2023); “The duck with orange” by WD Home and MG Sauvajon, translation and adaptation by Edoardo Erba, with Emilio Solfrizzi and Carlotta Natoli directed by Claudio Greg Gregori (9 – 14 January 2024); “Ginger and Fred” by Federico Fellini, adapted, directed and performed by Monica Guerritore with Claudio Casadio (January 30 – February 4, 2024); “Così è (se vi pare)” by Luigi Pirandello, with Milena Vukotic, Pino Micol, Gianluca Ferrato conducted by Geppy Gleijeses (13 – 18 February 2024); “Magnificent presence” by Ferzan Ozpetek (5 – 10 March 2024); “The irresistible boys” by Neil Simon, with Umberto Orsini and Franco Branciaroli directed by Massimo Popolizio (12 – 17 March 2024).