VENTI CONTRARI (HEADWINDS)
Is Mascareddas Company
- Author, Dramaturg and Stage designer: Donatella Pau
- Director: Antonio Murru
- Music: Tomasella Calvisi
- Cast: Donatella Pau, Claudia Dettori
A little puppet is hanging on few strings. An elegant figure is inching along to take her hands. That’s the beginning of the lonely journey of two sisters in a miserable, brutish and dusty city landscape. The puppets play with overwhelming realism the human condition after a catastrophe or a war. A sweeper is trying in vain to erase his memories by sweeping the road, but it’s not easy to wipe away bad memories! In this shred of a war-torn city life is shattered in pieces hard to be dismantled: the memories are still there weighing like boulders. The characters represent cute and fragile old people deeply affected in their bodies and minds – each of them carry on doing the simple things he was used to do throughout his life. They would like to get their own life back but, as usually happens, it’s always more difficult to build again what comes next. A prostitute waves a red handkerchief in the hope to approach a client: her body is too old, she can’t get someone’s attention anymore! A man shakes his hand, he would like to approach her but he’s a prisoner, he can’t do it anymore.... Although for all the characters the wind blows in the opposite direction, the strength of each of them is just as obstinate and opposite compared to the wind.
- 05.09.2018 – 16.00 h.
- Drama theatre Plovdiv – Chamber hall
- Audience: Adults
- Duration: 55 minutes
- No words