Italian Theatre Festival: La Mia Battaglia
(This is a past event and is no longer running)
Elio Germano & Chiara Lagani
In this powerful show, an actor, or perhaps a comedian, or an undeclared hypnotist, manipulates his spectators to a crescendo of self-congratulation. Driving a silent collective will, the authoritative figure of the artist gradually becomes more and more authoritarian, evoking the spectre of a return to extremism disguised as simple common sense. Appealing to the need to resurrect a dying society, and utilizing ecological, nationalist, socialist, global and individual requests, anecdotes and proclamations, passionate appeals and delirious lyric attacks, the audience is swept towards a terrible final outcome until, at the end of the show, there is a dramatic and unpredictable twist.