The Foligno theatrical season: 10 theater and dance performances

Including 7 regional exclusives, from November to April, in 4 different areas of the city: Politeama Clarici, Auditorium San Domenico, Spazio Zut! and San Carlo Theater

Foligno, November 9, 2022 – “Ben 10 shows in six months at the turn of an epochal two-year period, the historic San Carlo Theater which is once again the protagonist of the city’s cultural offer, the careful mix of classic works and innovative itineraries, mostly exclusively in the region , big names who try their hand at various artistic disciplines such as dance, singing and acting: all this is the 22/23 theatrical season in Foligno. – the words of the Councilor for Culture Decio Barili – Thanking the TSU for the scrupulous and patient work of shared selection of the proposals, the municipal administration hopes for the widest consensus of the public and critics in regards to one of the most anticipated cultural events in the very rich city panorama “. (In the photo, the Supplici show)

“Eclecticism and quality are the words that guided the choice of the shows for the Foligno Season – the Director of the Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria Nino Marino – News, regional exclusives and great talents. Four spaces for the theater, in a city characterized by a great cultural ferment that moves between tradition and the future “. Ballet of Rome and its Romeo and Julieta show freely inspired by the tragedy of William Shakespeare, with 12 dancers on stage, choreographed and directed by Fabrizio Monteverde through an energetic and overwhelming style. With 350 performances and 200 thousand spectators, it is today the most acclaimed Italian dance show ever.

Sunday 27 and Monday 28 November at 9pm, at Spazio ZUT! Lorenzo Collalti brings his own scene The mother of monsters based on the stories of Guy de Maupassant – considered one of the founders of the modern tale – with an unprecedented dramaturgy, capable of investigating and constructing daily life between psychosis and irony, just like the French writer does. “Through the story of Le Horla (a man confesses through a diary that he is possessed by a vampire) – explains the director – as if they were slips, in the crescendo of madness of the protagonist, a series of stories unfold that come to life through associations of thought ”.

Tuesday 6 December at 9 pm back to Politeama Clarici with the director’s latest work Leonardo Lidi: The Seagullthe first stage of a trilogy dedicated to the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov who will continue with Uncle Vanya And The cherry garden. Neither The Seagull “The dramaturgy of love and the absence of it is staged – explains the director – a refined drawing of characters and emotions”. On stage a cast of 10 actors: Giordano Agrusta, Maurizio Cardillo, Ilaria Falini, Christian La Rosa, Angela Malfitano, Francesca Mazza, Orietta Notari, Tino Rossi, Massimiliano Speziani and Giuliana Vigogna.

The Season continues Saturday 7 January at 9 pm at the San Domenico Auditorium with an engaging and exciting singing drama: EDITH PIAF. The nightingale no longer singsby and with Melania Giglio directed by Daniele Salvo. Through an unpublished and never represented text, the show traces the days that preceded the historic performance of Édith Piaf on the stage of the Olympia, from the end of 1960 until the spring of 1961; a story enriched by songs performed strictly live – among others L’accordéoniste, La vie en rose, Milord – which represents a tribute to one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking voices of modern song.

Tuesday 17 January at 9 pm, at the San Domenico Auditoriumthe director Serena Sinigaglia brings on stage Suppliants and faces the tragedy of Euripides with seven extraordinary actresses through which the theater becomes a powerful rite of active memory. “I have always loved the classics: with them I learn what theater is and what the human being is. – explains the director – The speech so dear to Euripides, which speaks of pacifism and love between peoples, of pain and pity of these mothers who have lost their children, of an entire country that has lost its heroes, is intertwined with a subtle political reasoning, capable of making this tragedy unique for antiquity ”.

At Politeama Clarici, Thursday 2 February at 9 pm, on stage Oblivion Rhapsody the amazing show by Oblivion, the musical-theatrical comedy group – composed of the five actor-singers Graziana Borciani, Davide Calabrese, Francesca Folloni, Lorenzo Scuda, Fabio Vagnarelli – which brings to the stage an unprecedented and surprising acoustic version of his omnia opera.

Wednesday 22 February at 9 pmatSan Domenico Auditoriumthe award-winning director Maria Grazia Cipriani fit the text of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi as a dream of Geppetto, for a show that becomes a journey into the dark areas of consciousness. “A dreamlike, nocturnal adventure of a definitive night, where the day is only recited by sarcastic thunderstorms … and the fate of the great puppet turns out to be, literally, theatrical”.

It’s still, Friday 17 March at 9 pm, at the Politeama Clarici, Gianmarco Tognazzi is the protagonist of the original and brilliant comedy The honest ghost written and directed by Edoardo Erba. Alternating realistic moments with Shakespearean scenes, the work is an original way of re-reading theHamlet from the point of view of the ghost; but above all it is the story of a special friendship, so strong that it even eludes death. It is an act of love for the theater, where any conflict becomes acceptable because it is redeemed by poetry.

Thursday 13 April at 9 pm, at the Politeama Clarician evening dedicated to dance with Ballade from MM Contemporary Dance Company. A new show composed of two unpublished choreographies signed by two Italian authors, Mauro Bigonzetti and Enrico Morelli: Ballade by Bigonzetti is a full-fledged portrait of the Eighties, a decade that has now lost its temporal boundaries to become a symbol of an era, while Elegy by Morelli tells of our current era, a period that never before brings vertigo and bewilderment, but also the renewed hope of a new beginning.

The Season ends Friday 28 April, at 9 pm at the San Carlo Theaterwith Tropicanaa project from Frigoproductions with direction and dramaturgy Francesco Alberici. Tropicana is a song from the Italian Group: after having dominated the charts of the summer of 1983, it becomes a symbol of summer tout-court, an ode to light-heartedness and group dance par excellence. But what is this song really about? Using the piece and experience of the Italian Group in a paradigmatic way, the show opens a reflection on the relationship between art and the market. On the stage, the identity of the Company overlaps that of the Italian Group, in a short circuit between real and imaginary identities.

Season tickets and tickets

PRELATION for season ticket holders of the 2019/2020 season from Friday 11 to Wednesday 16 November.

Sale of NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS from Thursday 17 November.

BOTTEGHINO POLITEAMA CLARICI from Tuesday to Saturday from 17.30 to 20, tel. 0742 352232.

TICKET SALES from Friday 18th November.

Online available on the website

TELEPHONE BOOKING: Regional Telephone Box Office of the Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria 07557542222, from Monday to Saturday from 17 to 20, until the day before the show.


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