Florence: at the Teatro della Pergola «Siddhartha» by Hermann Hesse with Mariano Rigillo

From Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 November

FLORENCE – In the Paolo Poli Saloncino of the Teatro della Pergola in Florence, from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 November, the novel Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, in the translation by Massimo Mila, becomes a theatrical show directed by Manuele Morgese, which leaves the style and structure of the text intact: we start from our days, from the deafening noisy noise of technology. Mariano Rigillo, master and interpreter of exception, is the “deus ex machina” who leads the ranks of the representation to become the protagonist in the role of the Boatman, symbol of the universal spirituality narrated by Hesse. Riccardo Feola is the faithful friend Govinda, Sara Adami is Kamala, teacher of love; also the director Morgese himself on stage. Dialogues and narration alternate in profound respect for the author’s message, with the aim of leading the viewer to a real reinterpretation of history, through a multimedia linguistic osmosis, between theater and audiovisual, between music and dance, between prose and visual art.

It is as if the viewer were leafing through the pages of the twelve chapters of the book, which materializes in the video creations and animations created by Cosimo Brunetti on a huge transparent backdrop that acts as a diaphragm to the actions and scenic suggestions of the characters. The direction imagines an alternation between the two-dimensionality of the videos and the three-dimensionality of the actors: some of the characters are animated drawings and interact with others in the flesh. Conceived as a multidisciplinary theatrical mechanism, the show stages the story of a man, which is the story of all men, the story of the author – narrator, the story of man, yesterday and today, grappling with a thousand doubts that life reveals; history of men – children whose troubles, loves, passions, doubts, daily living, attachment to money, Siddhartha sees and laughs at. As we read in Siddhartha: «Most men are like a dry leaf, which hovers in the air and sways down to the ground. But others, few, are like the fixed stars, which go in their own precise course, and there is no wind that touches them, they have within themselves their law and their path ».

Teatro della Pergola – Saloncino ‘Paolo Poli’ (via della Pergola 30)

From Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 November (Thursday, 7 pm; Friday, Saturday, 9 pm; Sunday, 4 pm)

Mariano Rigillo in Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, translated by Massimo Mila, with Manuele Morgese, Riccardo Fola, Sara Adami; directed by Manuele Morgese, video creations and animations by Cosimo Brunetti, choreographies by Francesca Di Boscio, scenes by Roberto Foresta, costumes by Isaura Bruni, technical finalizations and projections by Alessandro Innaro, lighting design by Pasquale Papa, production by Compagnia Teatrozeta

Tickets Full 17 € Reduced (Under 30; Over 65; Teatro della Toscana subscribers; UniCoop Firenze members, excluding Sundays) 15 € TT Young Card 8 € The ticket office at the Teatro della Pergola, in via della Pergola n. 30, is open from Monday to Saturday (10am – 8pm) and on the occasion of the shows, starting one hour before the start of the performance. Tel. 055.0763333 Biglietteria@teatrodellapergola.com Tickets for shows can also be purchased at Vivaticket points of sale, online at theater of Tuscany.vivaticket.it (from this year at a reduced price) and by telephone by calling the courtesy service at 055.0763333 from Monday to Saturday from 10 to 20.

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