La Fionda Teatro
A scherzo for two single actresses. Allegro ma non troppo.
On stage a Penelope and an Ulysses
Ulysses does not eat fish, does not know how to swim, drinks, wants to go, but does not go.
Penelope eats fish, knows how to swim, drinks, doesn’t know where to go and doesn’t know where to stay.
Penelope and Ulysses have been living together for twenty years.
La Fionda Teatro celebrates its twentieth anniversary with one of the most famous couples of all time.
La Casa takes one of the oldest stories in the world, the Odyssey, to tell the life of a Penelope and an Ulysses, a couple on their twentieth anniversary. Two tiny heroes, taken from ancient Greece and catapulted into a house that has neither place nor time. In a minimalist and bare scene, two characters approach and recede in a pressing and repeated confrontation.
The text weaves and interweaves the story of the two protagonists with those of other characters from the Odyssey in a continuous passage between fiction and reality. Surreal, impossible, oneiric stories that have a life of their own and in the end have more truth than reality.
The show wants to give a delicate and ironic look on things, on the world, on us, human beings burdened by a ridiculous and tragic destiny, always in the balance between what we are and what we could be.
Dedicated to theatre and the power of imagination.
by and with Elisabetta Pogliani (Penelope) and Paola Zecca (Ulysses)
artistic collaboration Marta Bevilacqua (The Little Mermaid)
lights Fausto Bonvini (the Cyclops)
scene and costumes collaboration Giovanna Luè (the dog Argo)
production LA FIONDA TEATRO, with the support of ZONA K
thanks to Compagnia Arearea for the period of residence
Marcella Vanzo / Gogmagog
QUEI 2 = Marcella Vanzo x Gogmagog.
Adam and Eve, reality and fiction, myth and rubbish.
2010: Gogmagog collaborate on Rumors, a performance by Marcella Vanzo for ZoomFestival at Teatro Studio in Scandicci.
2013: Vanzo writes QUEI 2 for them, inspired by Mark Twain’s Diary of Adam and Eve.
Relationship of a couple, ironic, fast, contemporary, on stage.
Ridiculous everyday, Twain and the myth, incisive and funny present.
Eden = 1980s TV: host and diva play a game between Eve’s exuberant femininity and Adam’s hardened reasoning, continually interrupted by passing animals.
Earth = banal, battered, everyday place. Adam, yes, accepts the love in the couple, but he cannot understand the disconcerting presence of a child.
QUEI 2 combines the company’s strong acting skills with the imagination of an artist who investigates the different dimensions of the human being: from the mythical to the social, from the political to the emotional.
QUEI 2 mixes reality and fiction, reflecting a fantastic present and ironising on the idiosyncrasies between male and female, nature and culture, mythical and everyday.
QUEI 2 lasts 50 minutes.
text and scenes by Marcella Vanzo, freely inspired by Mark Twain’s Diary of Adam and Eve; with: Cristina Abati, Carlo Salvador, Carlo Gambaro, direction Marcella Vanzo and GOGMAGOG, lights Antonella Colella
production GOGMAGOG, with the contribution of Regione Toscana-Sistema Regionale dello Spettacolo and the support of Giallo Mare Minimal Teatro, Teatro Metastasio Stabile della Toscana, Teatro Studio Krypton