PERCHÈ GUARDARE NEGLI OCCHI DEI PAZZI? a performance for Vittorio Pagano

theater and poetry performance – NATIONAL PREMIERE

Maestrale Teatro and Accademia Mediterranea dell’Attore

2 August at 20:45
ex Ospedale Vito Fazzi – Lecce

The debut of Perché guardare negli occhi dei pazzi? a performance in homage to Vittorio Pagano, one of the most important Salento poets and a leading exponent of Lecce hermeticism. Starting from the writings collected in his Reportage in città, the performance, directed by director Renato Chiocca and interpreted by recent graduates of the Accademia Mediterranea dell’Attore, will invite spectators to inhabit the spaces of the former Interprovincial Psychiatric Hospital of Salento, which Pagano himself visited in the 1940s, in a journey of empathetic approach to the condition of those who were forced into those spaces at the time. Perché guardare negli occhi dei pazzi? is an open question, a first theatrical step into Vittorio Pagano’s poetics, through his poems and prose writings that he dedicated to Lecce, his city, his beloved and hated homeland, a reason for escape, research and style.

Production: Maestrale Teatro and Accademia Mediterranea dell’Attore

Director: Renato Chiocca

Cast: Lorenzo Paladini, Samuele Ingrosso, Samuele Spagnolo, Arianna Alfarano, Arianna Marangio, Miriana Moschetti


Free entry.

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