Rocinante Teatro: a great start for 2023

Several reruns of “Wannsee” scheduled for the day of remembrance

On February 19 debut of the new show entitled “I promessi Storti”

MERATE – After the conclusion of the sixth edition of the “Città di Merate” National Theater Festival on 3 December with excellent success with audiences and critics, Rocinante is back in the starting blocks with the prospect of the truly intense first months of 2023.

The actors from Merate will in fact be engaged in January with the show “Wannsee” in
different dates, on the occasion of the events related to the Day of Remembrance: Saturday 21 January, after the morning performances for schools in the area, the opera “Wannsee” will be performed at the Brivio Theater at 9 pm (info; Friday 27 January Rocinante will perform in the Council Chamber of the Municipality of Lurago d’Erba at 21; Saturday 28 January the show will be staged in the atrium of the Primary School of Barzanò at 9 pm; Friday 3 February at 9 pm it will be the turn of the CineTeatro Edelweiss in Besana Brianza. And finally, on Saturday 4 February the actors from Mera will be in Pompiano again at 9pm.

The show, written by Ivano Gobbato, faithfully reconstructs what happened in Berlin on Tuesday 20 January 1942 during a meeting between medium-high grade SS officers and high-level officials from some Ministries, the Reich Chancellery and the Chancellery of the National Socialist Party. During the meeting, which will not last even two hours, “the organizational, technical and material measures for a solution
definition of the Jewish problem in Europe”.
The strength and drama of the work translates into a perfect apathy with respect to the subject matter, the problem of the Jewish question is settled in less than two hours with a solution that will upset the entire world population.
Thus, the banality of evil, as Hannah Arendt defined it, emerges in all its force, an extreme but never demonic evil that can invade and devastate the world, because it grows on the surface like a mushroom.

At the end of this short but intense tour, Rocinante will perform with “Three on the Swing”,
represented in 2022 in the most important national non-professional theater festivals:
Saturday 11 February Rocinante will be in Treviso and on 18 February in Valmadrera.

After that, finally, also the brand new production de “The Promised Crooked”, parody of “The Betrothed”, will debut Sunday 19 February at 5.30pm at the “Giusi Spezzaferri” Auditorium in Merate.
“Finally, after the unfortunate dynamics that didn’t allow us to go on stage last December” comment the Meratese actors “we managed to agree on a new debut date! We can’t wait to be able to perform “at home” in front of the public that has been following us for years, with this hilarious parody which, we are sure, will amaze every single spectator…for better or for worse…”.

The show presents an unprecedented and desperate Manzoni in search of a company – of any nature – to stage his work. Few would be able to tackle such an immense and complex job, but among them a shady group of people willing to do anything, even the staging of Manzoni’s opera.
The self-styled actors start the play in the worst way, namely theirs. Only one element will remain in place: the plot of “The Betrothed”. The rest, despite Alexander’s efforts, will all go wrong. On stage, in an almost total anarchy, we will see the characters we all know: Renzo, Lucia, Don Abbondio, Perpetua, Azzeccagarbugli, Don Rodrigo, a bear, Fra Cristoforo, the Nun of Monza, Agnese, Cardinal Borromeo, the Unnamed and again Griso, Nibbio, Egidio, a monatto, Tonio, Gervaso and many others. A succession of misunderstandings, improvised dances, off-key songs, anomalous behaviors, delusions of protagonism, and much more on stage, are the ingredients
of a recipe “a bit complex, but so amusing and grotesque that you can enjoy it in one bite as long as it doesn’t go sideways, sorry: crooked!
“Surely facing the GRI (Great Italian Novel) on which everyone, without exception, had to pass” admit the actors “will be a very difficult undertaking… What would good old Alessandro Manzoni say about it? Posterity will judge”…
To perform on stage will be Giuliana Atepi, Lorenzo Corengia (author of the text), Giuliano Gariboldi, Giorgio Mariani, Antonio Takhim and Emiliano Zatelli.
Reservations for this show can take place from Monday 9 January by writing to or via whatsapp or SMS on 3355254536
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Rocinante Teatro: a great start for 2023