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L'amore Del Cuore (Heart's Desire)

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By Caryl Churchill

Directed by Lisa Ferlazzo Natoli
Company lacasadargilla

One of Caryl Churchill’s most revolutionary plays, L’amore Del Cuore (Heart’s Desire) dissects language and how we communicate, in a hilarious and touching exploration of family and relationships.

It is both one of the funniest short plays ever written and a reminder of the savagery that often lies beneath the surface of family life.” (Michael Billington).

A family anxiously awaits their daughter’s return from Australia. Churchill’s play races through a series of scenarios, repetitions and experiments, using verbal gymnastics to veer in unexpected directions.

This adaptation, from acclaimed Italian theatre maker Lisa Ferlazzo Natoli and company lacasadargilla, blends movement and Churchill’s text to push the limits of language.

Presented in Italian with English subtitles.

Amazing. A work of infinite and fascinating restarts, rewinds and still images” – Rodolfo Di Giammarco

 

Text
Caryl Churchill

Italian Translation
Laura Caretti, Margaret Rose

Director
Lisa Ferlazzo Natoli

Cast
Tania Garribba, Fortunato Leccese, Alice Palazzi, Francesco Villano

Lighting Design
Omar Scala

Costume Design
Camilla Carè

Images / Video
Maddalena Parise

Production Photography
Sveva Bellucci

Assistant Director
Flavio Murialdi

Co-produced by
Teatro Vascello, La Fabbrica dell’Attore & lacasadargilla

Supported by
Theatron Produzioni
Bluemotion
Italian Cultural Institute

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Caryl Churchill
Caryl Churchill is one of the UK’s most influential playwrights, known for her breaking of theatrical tradition. Many of her plays are now considered modern classics, including Top Girls, Cloud Nine and A Number. Churchill’s work is enjoying unprecedented success in Italy. After many decades when her work was rarely performed, over the last year there have been several significant productions.

lacasadargilla
lacasadargilla is well known in Italy for its productions of original texts, literary adaptations and contemporary plays. The ensemble builds its projects on the concepts of time and mythographies, as well as on the linguistic, psychic and personal legacies that bind us to our past and to our future. All performances have an architectural approach, with a focus on linguistic and cinematic devices as well as on physical precision.

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