A very special tribute on the centenary of the Ligurian writer’s birth
COME UNA SPECIE DI VERTIGINE
il nano, Calvino, la libertà
by and with Mario Perrotta
mash-up and original music Marco Mantovani / Mario Perrotta
production Permàr, Emilia-Romagna Teatro Ert / Teatro Nazionale
collaboration to the direction Paola Roscioli
with the sustain of Regione Emilia Romagna, Comune di Medicina
in collaboration with Teatro Asioli di Correggio, Duel
An exploration of the works of Italo Calvino, with one word in mind: freedom. On stage is a man, or rather, his inner voice. Among the many characters of Calvino’s novels, he is the least free: he has a body, a language and a mind that do not react to his urgency to speak and to act.
Director, actor and playwright Mario Perrotta is considered one of the leading artists on the Italian theatre scene. He won, among others, the 2022 Ubu Award for Best new play / Dramaturgical writing for Dei figli.
running time: 80′