Panicale: the 22/23 season of the Cesare Caporali Theater kicks off on Thursday 1 December

PANICAL – TSU prose and dance season in Panicale with six shows at the Teatro Caporali Six stages of a journey through nineteenth-century literature (The mfather of monsters dedicated to Maupassant), twentieth century (The strong ring by Nuto Revelli) and contemporary (Margherita Mauro, Alessandro Benvenuti and Matthias Martelli). Reflections on very current issues such as the condition of old age, female emancipation, the pandemic crisis, with an original, never predictable and even comical look. She dances, engaging, then with the Sufi tradition thanks to the Turkish dancer Ziya Azazi. Martelli closes with his Raphael who brings the life of Perugino’s most illustrious pupil to the stage, to also pay homage to our local Renaissance, where the fresco by Pietro Vannucci occupies the place of honour.

“We are particularly happy and proud to welcome the new TSU Season of Prose and Dance, small (six events) and precious. – the comment ofCouncilor for Culture Anna Buso – Our Teatro Caporali is also small in size, yet it has always been a very important center of cultural production. We thank those who made the realization of the Season possible: the Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria, the female artists, the Teatro Caporali with the new management of the inter-associative network Apollo’s lyre and Museum System with operators from the Info Point Office, where season tickets and single tickets can be purchased. We wish everyone a wonderful journey.”


The opening show: The mother of monsters. Photo Gianluca Pantaleo

The 22/23 Season of the Cesare Caporali Theater in Panicale, organized by the Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria and the municipal administration, opens Thursday 1 December with The mother of monstersa new TSU production inspired by the stories of Guy de Maupassant – one of the founders of modern fiction – directed and staged by Lorenzo Collalti who, through an unprecedented dramaturgy, investigates and constructs daily life between madness and irony, just like the French writer does. From the director’s notes: “Through a rewriting of the story de Le Horla (a man confesses through a diary that he is possessed by a vampire), almost as if they were slips, in the protagonist’s crescendo of madness, a series of stories unfold that come to life through associations of thoughts”.

Future Perfect. Photo Giacomo Brini

Saturday 17th December it’s time to Future Perfect by Margherita Mauro, with Matilde Buzzoni, Antonio De Nitto, Gloria Giacopini and Matilde Vigna. The show stages a collective investigation into the future, where a group of young actors explore new possible scenarios of aging on stage, formulating creative strategies for their future geriatric survival.

The season continues Monday 16 January in the name of dance with theTurkish artist Ziya Azazi (in cover photo) which interprets the dances of the Sufi tradition in a contemporary key Dervishes. An evening composed of two works: Azab And Dervishes in progress. In his training as a dancer and man, Ziya Azazi was influenced by Sufism, an existential philosophy. According to this philosophy which studies the randomness of existence, man is a being who needs to grow and be enlightened. Dervishes is the port of arrival of this route.

Alessandro Benvenuti in Panico ma rosa (photo by Carlotta Benvenuti)

Saturday 4th March Alexander Welcome brings his own Panic but pink: a journey into the mind of a comedian who, in looking for a new meaning in life so as not to go crazy, mixes dreams and anecdotes, designs baroque comic languages, decides to be reborn to a new life.

THE STRONG RING - scene photo by Giorgio Sottile
The strong ring. Stage photo by Giorgio Sottile

Saturday 22nd April Anna DiFrancisca conducts The strong ring by Nuto Revelli: a tribute to the unforgettable women whose testimonies the writer and partisan collected. Heartbreaking and funny stories, stories of abuse and emancipation, collected in a Piedmont that is irreversibly changing.

Raphael, photo Lorenzo Porrazzini

To close the Caporali Billboard, Thursday 6 Mayis the actor, performer and jester Matthias Martelli with his Raphael, the son of the wind, a compelling and poetic story about a great genius of humanity: Raffaello Sanzio. Martelli, accompanied by the live music of Maestro Castellan, takes up the tradition of juggle theater and storytelling and drags the spectator into an exciting journey, entering Raphael’s masterpieces with images and words, discovering the curiosities, the his loves and immersing himself in the climate of the time.


Preemption for season ticket holders for the 2021/2022 season Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November from 10.30 to 13 and from 15 to 17. Sale of NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November from 10.30 to 13 and from 15 to 17. TICKETS SALE will start from Wednesday 30 November. INFO POINT OFFICE Piazza Umberto IT 075 837433 / 392 9191825 the day before the show from 3 to 5 pm and the day of the show from 7 pm.

INFO Culture Office of the Municipality of Panicale T 075 8379531 from Monday to Friday from 9 to 13

There online selling is available on the site

PHONE BOOKING Regional telephone box office of the Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria 075 57542222, every weekday from 5 to 8 pm until the day before the show.

Panicale: the 22/23 season of the Cesare Caporali Theater kicks off on Thursday 1 December – Vivo Umbria