Caserta Theater: La Lupa from Friday 4 November 2022 in Teano, Maddaloni and Piedimonte Matese

Second week of programming for “Autumn Stone Theaters 2022” in the Archaeological Museums of Casertano, places that collect an extraordinary heritage

Sara The she-wolf by Giovanni Verga, Friday 4 November 2022 at 6.30 pm at the Archaeological Museum of Teanum Sidicinum (Teano), the show of the second weekend of programming for Autumn Stone Theaters 2022a segment of the National Network of Stone Theaters which, for over twenty years, has focused on the enhancement of archaeological and monumental sites through live performances.

The show, which uses the choreography of Carlotta Bruni, the music of Marco Schiavoni, the narration of Sebastiano Tringali and the interpreters Lucia Cinquegrana, Paola Saribas, Matteo Gentiluomo, will also be staged on Saturday 5 November, in Maddaloni, and Sunday 6 November, in Piedimonte Matese.

Autumn Stone Theaters 2022promoted and created by CapuAntica Festival and Pentagono Produzioni Associate with MIC Ministry of Culture, General Management of the Campania Museums and the Municipalities of Piedimonte Matese, Teano and Maddaloni, brings to the stage, the themes of the classic and its nature to interface with the contemporary and the lived experience.

The stage space becomes the language of dramaturgy, the seat of a profound relationship between actor, stage and audience: a special space, promoter of unprecedented relationships, in which the poetic ‘truth’ expresses itself.

In this perspective, the Complex of San Domenico / Civic Museum “Raffaele Marrocco” (Piedimonte Matese), the Archaeological Museum of Teanum Sidicinum (Teano), and the Archaeological Museum of Calatia (Maddaloni) represent the opportunity for a concrete encounter and palpable, between visual space, archaeological space and scenographic space.

Reason and religion are the great allies and the great absentees from the horizon of The she-wolf. A story that intrigues because it speaks of freedom, but at the same time confuses for the anthropological condition so extreme, which prompts us to question the power and impotence of social schemes and conventions. Nor is the ethical approach enough, which risks reducing the existential scope of Verga’s work.

The she-wolf it seems beyond good and evil, and it is not difficult to have a benevolent eye towards her, because in her horizon there is no evil, strategy or premeditation. The she-wolf she lives in a dimension of excess of being, and all those who come across her can only take refuge in the “institutions” of religion and the law.

For info and reservations teatridipietra@gmail.com, whatsapp 3519072781, tickets online at www.liveticket.it. Shows start at 6.30pm, admission € 5.

The she-wolf by Giovanni Verga

November 4, 2022Archaeological Museum of Teanum Sidicinum (Teano)

November 5, 2022Archaeological Museum of Calatia (Maddaloni)

November 6, 2022Complex of San Domenico / Civic Museum “Raffaele Marrocco” (Piedimonte Matese)

Friday 4th November

Archaeological Museum of Teanum Sidicinum – Teano

Saturday 5th November

Archaeological Museum of Calatia – Maddaloni

Sunday 6th November

Complex of San Domenico – Piedimonte Matese

The she-wolf

by Giovanni Verga

choreography Carlotta Bruni

music Marco Schiavoni

narration Sebastiano Tringali

with Lucia Cinquegrana, Paola Saribas, Matteo Gentiluomo

Reason and religion are the great allies and the great ones absent from the horizon of the Lupa. A story that intrigues because it speaks of freedom, but at the same time confuses for the anthropological condition so extreme, which prompts us to question the power and impotence of social schemes and conventions. And the ethical approach that risks reducing the existential scope of Verga’s work is not enough either.

The she-wolf seems just beyond good and evil, and it is not hard to have a benevolent eye towards her precisely because in her horizon there is no evil, strategy or premeditation. The she-wolf lives in a dimension of excess of being, and all those who come across her can only take refuge in the “institution” of religion and the law.

The sergeant and the parish priest, in fact, become two key figures, who try to keep Nanni safe from the hormonal storm that bursts daily into his ordinariness as a farmer and to which he yields. The temptation. Nanni is intercepted in what he too desires, although he wanted to have a family and live in a “settled” way, as we would say today. His quiet life project is upset by the breakthrough of a broken and irresistible eros. Nanni even begs the sergeant to keep him in jail or to kill him.

It was said of religious symbols. The devil becomes a hermit when he gets older. We talk about her as we would talk about the devil, because her ability to deconstruct the human rational equilibrium is comparable only to the evil force of Satan, with which only religion can and must oppose.

Even Father Angiolino of Santa Maria di Gesù, a true servant of God, had lost his soul for her. When Nanni, hit by the butt of a mule, seems to be about to die, the parish priest even refuses him communion until he has chased the wolf away from his house. But when he heals, the devil comes back to tempt him and stick to his soul and body. Verga’s language does not discount. Nanni is like a possessed.

He no longer knew what to do to free himself from the spell. She paid masses to the souls of the

Purgatory, and went to ask the parish priest and the sergeant for help. At Easter he went to confession, and publicly shuffled six palms of tongue on the cobblestones of the sacrato in front of the church, in penance – and then, as the She-wolf returned to tempt him: “Listen!” he said to her, “Don’t come to the yard anymore, because if you go back to look for me, as is true God, I’ll kill you!” “Kill me,” replied the she-wolf, “because I don’t care; but without you I don’t want to be there. “

This passage is emblematic of the relationship that the text establishes between temptation, religion and magic. Love and death fight hard without any possibility of compromise.

It is an anthropological full immersion of great meaning. Beyond the rather simple fabula, the attention lies in the human tragedy in necessarily strong tints, in order to be distant from the artificial and homologated life of the contemporary.

And therefore the authenticity of realism, of which Verga is one of the greatest exponents, gives us back an – an archaic, rough world, with primeval emotions, in which eros and ethos fight in a duel that only in death can its epilogue: “Kill me,” replied the she-wolf, “because I don’t care; but without you I don’t want to be there.

Caserta Theater: La Lupa from Friday 4 November 2022 in Teano, Maddaloni and Piedimonte Matese – Italy News Latest news