Ludovica Apollonj Ghetti, Roberto Salemi, Silvia Salvatori, Nicola Sorrenti
Music by Giorgio Mirto
Lights by Michelangelo Vitullo
Direction and translation by Michele Demaria
"For the careful directorial screening of every aesthetic and functional component of the show, from the packaging (scenography, lights, costumes) to the exegesis and rendering of the text, which gives the viewer an artistically complete and exciting work."
Fat men in skirts is a disturbing black comedy written by a young Nicky Silver when he was taking his first steps in the world of dramaturgy.
It was 1989. Today Silver is represented on Broadway and respected internationally, but in Italy he has never heard of this author ... until now.
Fat men in skirts is an opera in three acts that tells in an extreme and unusual way of the birth and subsequent destruction of the Hogan family: a director father in the vortex of Hollywood, a naïve mother who must learn how to behave in society, a young lover who dreams of leaving porn for more mature roles, and a son obsessed with Katherine Hepburn. It all begins when mother and son are involved in a plane crash and find themselves on a desert island ... in a meta-theatrical saraband of genres black comedy, vaudeville, judicial drama, farce, grandguignol and theater of the absurd alternate , all to tell / investigate / vivisect / analyze / rethink / sound out the human soul.
What does it mean to be men? What differentiates us from other animal species? Is it possible to make our indomitable drive for life coexist with social institutions? What does it mean to be "normal"?
In the thirty years that have passed since writing, the text has not aged by a day, an evident symptom of the dramatic quality and strength of the themes.
Growth, emancipation, sanity, crime, betrayal, fame, drug addiction, morals, fashion, cinephilia, power and an intense, bloody, incorrect, crazy, hilarious love story.
The work sees in a minimal and modular scene a solid company of actors formed by Ludovica Apollonj Ghetti, Roberto Salemi, Silvia Salvatori and Nicola Sorrenti directed by Michele Demaria.
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