WOMEN AS LOVERS
from the novel by
Acted and Directed by Teatrino
Sets and props
A Teatrino Giullare
and Festival Focus Jelinek
with the support of
Regione Emilia Romagna
A special thanks to
Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Comune di Sasso Marconi, Francesca Zarpellon.
The protagonist of this story is Love with
its anxieties and its often hollow promises.
The protagonists of this story are two girls, Brigitte and Paula, who want a
better life. Brigitte has clear ideas: gain the love of a promising electrician.
Paula is confused, but she falls in love because only love seems to give meaning
to her existence.
Encounters, pregnancies, weddings, births, sudden deaths and paradoxes of life
make up a furious and fun affresco filled with hopes and dreams in which the
protagonists are two life-size dolls in the background of a landscape inhabited
by grotesque characters enclosed in cardboard boxes. A story-teller and an Eros,
ambiguous and unique, conduct the theatrical tale.
But the protagonist of this story is also the language, provocative and
unrelenting, played on the edge of paradox, sometimes irresistibly comic.
A theatrical duel between Eros and brutality in which satire takes as its target
the cruelty of relationships, the senselessness of working life and, above all,
the rhetoric about love, revealed as yet another deception created by human
beings to avoid seeing the poverty of their horizons.
From the extraordinary novel by Elfriede Jelinek (Nobel Prize for Literature
2004), adapted for the first time for the stage, Teatrino Giullare creates, with
amazing scenic solutions, a delicate, fierce, funny and powerfully vision.
An amazing production.
Renato Palazzi, Il Sole
A surprise [...] a fresh adaptation that with minimal, but
highly expressive scenic solutions, presents with humor and lightness an acute
exploration of the dynamics of the relationships between human beings [...]
Andrea Marcheselli, Gazzetta di Modena
What you appreciate most is the visible unpleasantness of a world in which
nothing is saved, in which all are guilty victims.
Gianni Manzella, Il Manifesto
A bold show [...] absolutely original in perfect harmony with the mind and
writing of Jelinek.
Mario Bianchi, Krapp's Last Post
The great oxymoron of this performance is to show with elegance the cruelty and
brutality of human beings.
Alessandra Corsini, Altre velocitā
The audience leave the theatre smiling for the unexpected good humor that comes
out of the staging, despite the complete lack of prospects for change in the
plot of the novel . The irresistibly funny side is in the actorial storytelling,
light-hearted and gently irreverent.
Simona Sagone, RadioCittāFujiko.it
A tragic and ironic work. Precise, surprising and brave.
Federica Falgari, Persinsala
The storyteller of the show, with her human face, holds the destinies of the
many inanimate characters, giving the best range of emotions fielded by the
author. Stefano Serri,
A show that comes straight to the
heart. Letizia Bernazza, Liminateatri
One of the best visions of this year. Mario Gazzola,
The work has a hard, almost philological compactness. And yet it is an original
and not easy outcome. Which makes a new step forward in the search of Teatrino
Giullare. Renzo Francabandera, PAC
The same satirical and raw intensity of the writer.
Rosalba Amorelli, Kairos Magazine
Teatrino Giullare still surprises: truly unique in the mix of puppets and
contemporary dramaturgy. Simone Pacini, Fattiditeatro