Reggio Emilia, the shows of the new season of the Piccolo Orologio Theater

Thom Pain by Will Eno, co-production of the MaMiMò Theater Center and the National Theater of Genoa

REGGIO EMILIA – Friday 30 September will open the season of the MaMiMò theater centerto the Small Clock. “Stay in touch”The name chosen for the billboard. “An invocation to the real when the theater is, par excellence, a place of imagination – explains La co-artistic director Angela Ruozzi Yet in this particular historical moment it seems sensible to evoke the real as a space of significant experience.

Eleven titles on the bill which, in the autumn, will see the productions and co-productions of the Company alternate on the stage in via Massenet to continue the celebrations of 10 years of management of the Piccolo Orologio Theater and which in 2023 will give space to artists of national importance such as the young director Giovanni Ortoleva, the underground company or Accademia Perduta which, with Claudio Casadio, will bring to Reggio Emilia a very interesting contamination between comics and theater in collaboration with Lucca Comics.

The opening of the season will be entrusted, Friday 30 September, Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October, at THOM PAIN by Will Enoco-production of the MaMiMò Theater Center and the National Theater of Genoa.

Black Stars, photo by Nicolò Degl’Incerti Tocci

From Friday 14 to Sunday 16 October, BLACK STARS, dramaturgy and direction Fabio Banfo, with Cecilia Di Donato, Umberto Petranca and Banfo himself, will focus on the reflection on the role of the artist through the story of Osvaldo Valenti and Luisa Ferida, a couple of famous actors of the Italian cinema of the 1930s , who continued to make films for the Republic of Salò, until 1944, while Italy was in the midst of the Nazi occupation and the war of liberation.

House We Leftafter the summer preview and the national debut at the Strabismi Festival, it will arrive at the Piccolo Orologio Theater from 4 to 6 November. The production of the MaMiMò Theater Center, dramaturgy and direction by Alessandro Sesti, will take us into the lives of some transgender women who have left their homes due to mistakes made during their lives. Prison is now where they live. They live, but they are not. For the world they no longer exist, they are in a place that erases existence from society.

The history of Italy from the post-war period to the present day seen through the eyes of two brothers will be the protagonist of HOMELAND. The land of Cain and Abel, on stage from 18 to 20 and from 25 to 27 November, for the national debut of the co-production between MaMiMò and the company Eco di Fondo. A story, that of Italy, inevitably tragicomic, where the memories of the heroes and those of the wicked, are indissolubly mixed like the stories of our two brothers.

What shape do the clouds of the Teatro Industria Scenica have?

2023 will open with the classic appointment for the whole family on the day of the epiphany that will see on stage, on January 6the company Eleateatro Industria Scenica with WHAT SHAPE DO THE CLOUDS HAVE ?, by Serena Facchini and Ermanno Nardi, with Serena Facchini and Daniele Pennati.

THE TRAGIC STORY OF DOCTOR FAUSTdramaturgy and direction by the young and highly appreciated on the national scene Giovanni Ortoleva, produced by the Teatro della Tosse in Genoa, will arrive at the Piccolo Orologio Theater Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 January.

Contemporary dramaturgy, theater and comics will meet, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February on the stage in via Massenet, with L’ORESTE. When the dead kill the living by Francesco Niccolini, produced by Accademia Perduta / Romagna Theaters and Societies for Actors in collaboration with Lucca Comics & Games, which will see Claudio Casadio on stage accompanied by illustrations by Andrea Bruno, directed by Giuseppe Marini.

Saturday 25 Februarythe Underground company returns to the Piccolo Orologio Theater with one of their latest and most appreciated works. THE LINGUISTIC ATLAS OF THE PANGEAconcept and direction Underground, on stage Sara Bonaventura, Claudio Cirri, Lorenza Guerrini, Daniele Pennati, Giulio Santolini, written by Daniele Villa, will stage the “untranslatable words” that exist in the world, complex concepts collected in unique words that do not exist in other languages.


The Sea on Horseback

THE SEA ON HORSEBACK will give voice, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 Marchto Felicia Bartolotta, mother of Peppino Impastato, torn apart by a bomb on the Trapani-Palermo railway on 9 May 1978. A show about the mafia, silence and family, written by Manlio Marinelli, directed by Luca Bollero and the interpretation by Antonella Delli Gatti, Tedacà production.

April will be the month of the Shakespearean classics with Richard III – Invitation to Court, production of the Teatro Galleria Toledo in Naples, and Racconto d’Inverno, production of the MaMiMò Theater Center, which returns to the Piccolo Orologio after the great success with 8 sold out of the low season.
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April, with Richard III – Invitation to Court, directed by Laura Angiulli with Giovanni Battaglia in the role of the English sovereign, Alessandra D’Elia to interpret the three ladies, the queens Anna, Elisabetta, and Margherita, while Luciano Dall’Aglio is entrusted with the role of Lord Buckingham, will present the political drama by W. Shakespeare about the rise and fall of the ruler Richard III Plantagenet, king of England, maddened by ambition and thirst for power.
Riccardo, almost a jester of himself. In constant play with the deformity that stiffens his acts (but is it physical deformity, or rather the mirror of a deeper inner distortion?), Riccardo makes his own effective representative expedients that enhance his propensity for violence and crime; no embarrassment, in the role of evil fool.
To close the season will come another classic of the bard, that WINTER’S TALE which last season saw the whole MaMiMò company gather on the stage of the Piccolo Orologio Theater. The Shakespearean rite will be fulfilled again on 13 and 14 April and then again from 19 to 22 April on the stage of the Piccolo Orologio Theater.

Reggio Emilia, the shows of the new season of the Piccolo Orologio Theater