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Italian Language Production

$15 - $18

Details

Start:
October 20 @ 7:30 pm
End:
October 28 @ 10:00 pm
Cost:
$15 - $18

Venue

Windsor School of Arts
381 Lutwyche Rd
Windsor, QLD 4030 Australia
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Website:
www.growltheatre.org.au

TONIGHT’S SHOW IS SOLD OUT
Friday 27 October is sold out. Limited seats remain for Saturday night’s show. Get in fast!

As part of celebrations for the 17th International Italian Language Week … Under the patronage of the President of the Italian Republic.

Growl Theatre and Danteatro Brisbane present an Italian language production (with English surtitles).

After 2 successful years of bringing French language plays to the stage, we’re proud to present a production entirely in Italian! With English translation displayed above the stage (surtitles) for those who don’t speak the language, or for hearing impaired.

The production will consist of two one act plays: L’uomo nudo e l’uomo in frak (One Was Nude and One Wore Tails) and Il carnevale degli insetti (Carnival of the Insects).

L’uomo nudo e l’uomo in frak
In questa breve e sorprendente farsa di Fo (Premio Nobel 1997), ci troviamo partecipi di una strana vicenda che coinvolge e sconvolge la normale e monotona vita di un umile spazzino, il quale comincerà a riconsiderare la sua posizione umana e sociale in questo pazzo mondo. La farsa comincia con un profondo dialogo sulla vita e sulla condizione umana tra due colleghi spazzini e dopo attente considerazioni uno di loro in particolare comincia a credere fermamente di non essere solo un umile raccoglitore di immondizie ma, forse forse, di essere Dio in persona! Questo gli tornerà utile quando si troverà ad affrontare il problema di un uomo nudo nascosto nel suo bidone? L’uomo nudo è un nobile, uno di quelli che indossano il frac, ma sicuro le sue scelte di vita, che l’hanno portato ad intrufolarsi e a nascondersi tra la sporcizia delle strade, provano che forse non sia poi tanto diverso da ogni altro uomo. Questa farsa possiede la carica della clowneria e dell’irreverenza tipiche degli scritti di Fo, ma anche un’atmosfera quasi malinconica e di certo può esser considerata parte del teatro dell’assurdo viste le situazioni che i suoi personaggi si trovano ad affrontare. Una rappresentazione leggera ed entusiasmante che ci lascia un bel sorriso anche se un po’ amaro. Ma questo, non accade ogni volta che ci si trova faccia a faccia con la mera esistenza umana?

One Was Nude and One Wore Tails
In this short and surprising farce by Dario Fo (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, 1997) we get caught up in a sequence of events that upset the monotonous everyday life of a humble streetcleaner, as he starts to reconsider his social position in this crazy world. The farce begins with a deep philosophical conversation between two street cleaners on life and the human condition, which leads one of them to believe that he is not just a rubbish collector but perhaps God personified! But will this be any use to him when he has to deal with a naked man hidden in his bin? The naked man in question is an aristocrat, usually elegantly dressed in top hat and tails, but his decisions in life – which have brought about this sneaking into the bin and hiding among the street rubbish – suggest he is perhaps not so different from everyone else. This farce has the clowning, irreverent energy typical of Fo’s work, but also a melancholy atmosphere, and belongs in the realm of theatre of the absurd given the situations and problems its characters face. A light and stimulating performance that leaves us smiling, if somewhat painfully. But isn’t that always the case when we come face to face with mere human existence?

Il carnevale degli insetti
Il carnevale degli insetti rappresenta un’inversione del mondo: la condizione umana vista attraverso gli occhi degli insetti. Sono proprio loro blatte, farfalle, api, zanzare e ragni a prendere la parola, a raccontare le proprie disavventure e sofferenze, a narrare la difficile coesistenza con una razza umana intenta a distruggere la natura e l’ambiente. Dalla penna di Stefano Benni, uno dei più stimati autori italiani contemporanei, scaturisce una critica brillante e divertente, un manifesto ambientalista dove la risata diventa un antidoto alla crudeltà umana.

Carnival of the Insects
Carnival of the Insects is a celebration that turns the world upside down. It is told from the perspective of insects: cockroaches, bees, butterflies, mosquitoes and spiders share their personal journeys of pain and love, offering insight into their coexistence with us, and thus into many of today’s global environmental and political concerns. Contemporary Italian author Stefano Benni applies his characteristic irony and wit so that, in this insect society, laughter becomes an antidote to human cruelty.