Italian theatre festival opens in Berlin

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22 October 2007, Berlin (dpa) - German audiences will have a chance to see some of the latest stage offerings from Italy when the Italian autumn theatre festival gets under way in Berlin this week.

22 October 2007

Berlin (dpa) - German audiences will have a chance to see some of the latest stage offerings from Italy when the Italian autumn theatre festival gets under way in Berlin this week.

Six current productions dealing with existentialist themes form the backbone of the three-week event that kicks off in the capital's Volksbuehne theatre on Tuesday evening.

The opening night sees Teatro di Dioniso performing Enda Walsh's Disco Pigs, a teen drama about inseparable friends whose relationship is threatened by the onset of adulthood.

Valter Malosti, one of Italy's most impressive young directors, combines forces with choreographer Michela Lucenti in this modern drama that never loses sight of traditional theatre.

In Questo buio feroce, actor, dancer and director Pippo Delbono goes to the limits in his extremely physical demonstration of feelings about death, desire and hope.

Antonio Latella, another director whose reputation extends beyond Italy, analyses the myth of the sorceress Medea in his much anticipated Studio su Medea.

Il deficiente, staged at the Renaissance Theatre, looks into the marginalization of three brothers and their struggle to come to terms with poverty, emotions and moral limitations.

For children there is Il lupo e la capra, David Doro and Manuela Capece's play with music about the relationship between a wolf and a goat.

The festival ends on November 15 with Dorothy. Sconcerto per Oz - a collage of motives from the Wizard of Oz that transposes the audience into a world of disturbing music and images.

DPA

Subject: German news

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