From tonight 23 to Sunday 25 September, at the Teatro Trianon Viviani, artistically directed by Marisa Laurito, Nello Mascia will present the third chapter of his special project, which this year consists of the two one-act acts ‘O cafè’ and notte e ghiuorno (” Coffee at night and day “) and ‘Nterr’ ‘a’ Mmaculatella (” Maritime port “), which the great Stabiese playwright wrote respectively in 1919 and 1918, in the period close to the end of the World War, therefore characterized by a significant crisis economic and social.
The production is by Trianon Viviani.
‘O cafè’ e notte e ghiuorno – This unique act is set on a cold winter night in Don Alfonso’s “third-rate coffee”. In this text the author feels the “need to replace the en plein air of nine previous scripts with the space, collected and closed, of a miserable public place obeys a precise choice of theatrical optics: Viviani wants us to see (and experience) his world more closely (almost, from within); a world even more degraded than the one you have so far accustomed us to “(Guido Davico Bonino).
For Mascia “the atmosphere you breathe there is an icy night, which belies the rhetoric of a city drunk with the sun, with the characters living their existential tragedy with all the skepticism, imagination and self-irony of which it is capable the Neapolitan people: we laugh at the crazy writer who recites aloud the improbable script he is composing; we laugh at the unlucky gambler, at the negligent and vulgar waiter and even at the little family of the unemployed worker who has decided to spend the night in the cafe because he no longer has a house that can house them ».
‘Nterr’ ‘a’ Mmaculatella – At the dock of the Immacolatella, the “transitrancheto” Washington, with its load of emigrants, is about to set sail for Argentina.
In this unique act Viviani faces the drama of emigration, made more dramatic by the economic and social crisis originated by the war, focusing on four groups of characters: emigrants, poor peasants who have paid dearly for their travel ticket, overwhelmed by speculators of every ream, beautiful energies forced to disperse in the world; first-class passengers, against whom the author’s mockery is ruthless; “Those who remain”, because they are forced; and the underclass of the port people.
The protagonist of the work is the Lucanian farmer Colantonio who leaves with the family. His song is a heartbreaking hymn to all that the emigrant leaves behind, to face a destiny that is expected to be full of suffering and unknowns: “Today we are leaving for necessity”. To this emblematic figure is added the character of Mincuccio Bellonese, the most tender, the most lacerating of the whole drama: who involuntarily moves away from the group that is about to embark, distracted by the road, by the postcards, by the cheaters who offer him the game of the three cards, but by the time it gets to the dock, the ship will already be gone
The two shows will be staged Federica Aiello, Francesco Bellopede, Peppe Celentano, Francesco Del Gaudio, Angela De Matteo, Bianca De Matteo, Massimo De Matteo, Antonio Fiorillo, Roberto Giordano, Antonio Maria Iorio, Pierluigi Iorio, Matteo Mauriello, Ciccio Merolla, Maurizio Murano, Giuseppe Pirozzi, Serena Pisa, Ivano Schiavi and Federica Totaro.
The arrangements are signed by Mariano Bellopede, who also takes care of the musical direction, and Ciccio Merolla. To perform them Francesco Del Gaudio (trumpet), Ciccio Merolla (percussion), Mariano Bellopede (piano) and Davide Afzal (bass).
The sets are by Raffaele Di Florio, the costumes by Annalisa Ciaramella, the choreography by Ettore Squillace, the lights by Gianluca Sacco and the sound by Daniele Chessa. Roberto Giordano is the assistant director.
The two single acts will be repeated on Saturday 24th, at 9pm, and Sunday 25th September, at 6pm.
After Viviani in the street, always in preview of the season, Saturday 1st, at 9 pm, and Sunday 2nd October, at 6 pm, there will be another tribute to the playwright from Stabia: Vivianesque, contemporary dance ballet by Gennaro Cimmino with the Körper company.
The 2022-2023 season will therefore be inaugurated on Thursday 13 October with La donna è mobile, the comedy – musical parody by Vincenzo Scarpetta directed by Francesco Saponaro, produced by Trianon Viviani.
Tickets and season tickets – Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office, authorized presales and online on the AzzurroService.net circuit. The box office is open from Monday to Saturday, from 10 to 13:30 and from 16 to 19; Sunday, from 10 to 13:30. Telephone 081 0128663.
Meanwhile, the season ticket campaign for the rich Trianon Viviani season continues, comprising sixty-five titles, including musical theater, dance, concerts, dramas, event evenings, puppets and sung conferences. The various types of subscriptions, with “à la carte” formulas, allow the subscriber to easily choose his own personalized “bouquet” of shows, starting from 48 euros. Information: institutional site teatrotrianon.org, tel. 081 2258285.