LO STATO D'ASSEDIO
First Show: 22/07/2007 - Time: 21.30
Location: Palazzo dei Congressi
THE STATE OF SIEGE
by Albert Camus
drama elaborated again by Giampiero Cicciò and Marco Carrocci
translation by Cesare Vico Ludovici
Scene and Costume Francesca Cannavò
Light Renzo Di Chio
Music Gianfausto Cicciò
Directed by Giampiero Cicciò
Organization Rosario Coppolino
I read “The State of Siege” by Albert Camus many years ago, when I was a student at the Academy of Theatre in Florence. I was far away from my birthplace, Messina, and far away from the sea, my sea. Far away from a town, which at that time was too narrow for me and far away from the gift which has always made me love Messina: the sea-sight.
In this work by Camus, in each part of it the protagonist is the sea. A sea which is opposed to the numerous prisons which the world or the men have built. A Mediterranean full of antiquity as the History tells us, an invitation to run towards the wind, the salt, in order not to infect the future of the History itself.
And the anger of this sea is ours and is ours the deep wish of a world without walls and doors. So it is the sea.
But we are at the same time made of the same blue and abyss, of sky and illnesses. And the world older and older can just dream cradling waves, virgin beaches where the sand has got the freshness of young lips. In Camus there is also this sorrow: the awareness which the seed of the Plague will never die in spite of the man who often tries to recover.
The Plague, the Dictatorship, the Power of the men crushes other men, they are monsters who change their face, who make up to disguise themselves and open their horrible teeth in nice and gaining smile.
Camus tells us that it needs to brandish the sword: fighting with love and trust inside the freedom. The theatre is that. It is amusement and rebellion, beauty and mirror of our ugliness, darkness and lightness of our towns.
Niente (Nothing): Maurizio Marchetti
La Peste (The Plague): Giovanni Moschella
La Segretaria (The Secretary): Maria Serrao
Il Governatore/Mediatore (The Governor/The Mediator): Annibale Pavone
Diego: Angelo Campolo
Vittoria: Federica De Cola
Il Curato (The Priest): Luca Fiorino
Il Giudice (The Judge): Antonio Fermi
Cittadini (Citizens): Tony Bellone, Livio Bisignano, Nunzio Bruno, Carlo Ciuffo, Angela Cundrò, Oreste De Pasquale, Simona Fiordaliso, Cecilia Foti, Nunzia Lo Presti, Alessandro Mancuso, Mauro Mazzù, Roberta Ricci, Alessandra Robert, Luca Stella, Marilena Vinci, Veronica Zito