Francamente me ne infischio - 3.Black

5 movements freely inspired from Gone with the wind by Margaret Mitchell

Antonio Latella

Teatro Herberia, Rubiera (RE)

01/06/2012 17.30  
02/06/2012 18.50  

dramaturgy Linda Dalisi, Federico Bellini, Antonio Latella
with Caterina Carpio, Candida Nieri, Valentina Vacca
set and costumes Marco Di Napoli e Graziella Pepe
music Franco Visioli
lights Simone De Angelis
movements Francesco Manetti
organization and production Brunella Giolivo
distribution and communication Michele Mele
costumes realization Cinzia Virguti
pictures Brunella Giolivo
brochure Rosa Futuro
writing Patrizia Bologna
direction assistant Francesca Giolivo
directed by Antonio Latella

Stabile/Mobile Compagnia Antonio Latella, La Corte Ospitale
in collaboration with Emilia Romagna Teatro/VIE Scena Contemporanea
special thanks to Trippen (A. Spieth e M. Oehler, Berlin), Teatro Elfo Puccini (Milano), Teatro Comunale di Laurino (Sa), Laura Marinoni, Agnese Tancredi

Running time 1h

World Première

Freely inspired from the novel Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, made known to the public thanks to the film version by Victor Fleming (1939) starring Vivien Leigh, Francamente me ne infischio is an universe that fluctuates between the grotesque and pop, between the text reflection and the contemporary.

Scarlett O'Hara will be the whim and the earth, the self-centeredness and the cotton plantation, the tenacity and slavery, will be Ashley Wilkes and the Tarleton twins, will be Mammy and Rhett Butler. Because Scarlett is the embodiment of the American dream, the dream of yesterday and today's America.

Black is like a concert with three voices, an arena where the archetypes of cultures in conflict since forever finally face each other.
Scarlett embodies the violent, brutal side of America: the one that uses exploitation and oppression to sustain its own advance. A country that chooses not to have memory, to ignore History, reducing it to an annoying background noise. We become witnesses of a clash between a new race of masters and its ghosts: the voices of native indians and black people, of which Mammy is the spokesperson, become echo of a claim for dignity that even nowadays, out of laziness or self-interest, we pretend not to hear.
The vital core of Scarlett is covered up by three layers of black leather: Black as the black hole of her inventing a new masculine self in orfer to pursue her dream of wealth, just like the other men; Black has her mixed origins, her blood being not as pure as the one of the natives; Black as her alter-ego Mammy. Three voices, three shades of black, three kinds of darkness in which reinventing oneself. At the centre of the scene, Scarlett, armed, with callused hands, spirited eyes typical of whom, attempting to break a pattern, end up tearing himself apart. But her race is neverending.

Federico Bellini and Linda Dalisi

Antonio Latella

Antonio Latella was born in Castellammare di Stabia in 1967. After his studies at Teatro Stabile of Torino and at the famous La Bottega Teatrale in Florence, a school directed by Vittorio Gassman, Latella took up his career as an actor (1986), which he ended in 2000.
In 1998, he directs his first theatrical performance. In 2004, he moves to Berlin. Brilliant and productive director, he is the author of several plays. In 2010, Latella becomes manager of Teatro Nuovo in Naples.
Latella’s plays have been stage in different theatres and festivals, such as: 11° Union des Théâtres de l’Europe Festival in Villeurbanne, Festival of Avignone, Festival of Salisburgo, Festival Theaterformen of Braunschweig/Hanover, Festival Grec in Barcelona, Festival Shakespeariano of Santa Susanna, International Festival “Scène Etrangères” of Villeneuve d’Ascq, Festival Svjetskog Kazalista in Zagabria, Théâtre National Populaire Villeurbanne, Volksbuhne Theatre in Berlino, Théâtre National de l’Odeon in Paris, Festival delle Colline Torinesi, International Festival of Teatro di Lugano, Radialsystem Theatre of Berlin, Culturgest and Centro Cultural De Belem di Lisbona, Comédie di Reims, Teatrul Clasis Festival of Arad e Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Wiener Festwochen, Napoli Teatro Festival Italia e De Internationale Keuze Van de Rotterdamse Schouwbur.

The show

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