Teatro Stabile di Torino-Teatro Nazionale
Adapted from William Shakespeare
Directed/Translated/Adapted by Alessandro Serra
October 19, 2023, 20:30
October 20, 2023, 16:30
October 21, 2023, 16:30
WHERE: Canal Side Theatre
Duration: 95 minutes (without intermission)
Performed in Italian, with Chinese and English subtitles
Serra creates a magical wonder, perfect in its aesthetics and feeling, in its dynamics and in the relations between the characters.
Gianfranco Capitta, Il Manifesto
(…) this Tempest by Serra is full of charm and a happy enchantment... Serra blends levity and vision, with the magic of simplicity.
Roberto Mussapi, Avvenire
The elegant Serra's signature impeccable staging, in which dream and reality, spirits and bodies coexist.
Camilla Tagliabue, Il Fatto Quotidiano
Through the abstract minimalism of this installation, Alessandro Serra offers a splendid platform for his actors to show off their acting to the full.
Patrick Sourd, Les Inrockuptibles
Marie-Ève Barbier, La Provence
About The Tempest (La Tempesta)
The Tempest is a hymn to theatre made by the theatre. Its magical powers lie precisely in this unique and one-time opportunity to experience metaphysical dimensions thanks to a company of boorish comedians treading wooden boards, making do with just a few props and a handful of patched together costumes. Therein lies its age-old fascination: everything happens before our eyes, everything is real and yet so clearly simulated, but, above all, this superhuman power only occurs if an audience is willing to listen and see, imagine, and share the silence to create the ritual. People will always have a longing for the Theatre because it remains the only place where human beings can exercise their right to an act of magic.
Playwright: William Shakespeare
Director/Translator/Adaptation: Alessandro Serra
Alessandro Burzotta as Sebastian
Andrea Castellano as Boatswain/Spirit
Vincenzo Del Prete as Stephano
Massimiliano Donato as Alonso
Salvo Drago as Gonzalo
Jared McNeill as Caliban
Chiara Michelini as Ariel
Maria Irene Minelli as Miranda
Valerio Pietrovita as Antonio
Massimiliano Poli as Trinculo
Marco Sgrosso as Prospero
Marcello Spinetta as Ferdinand
Lighting Technician: Stefano Bardelli
Stagehand/Toolmaker: Giulia Chittaro
Sound Engineer: Riccardo Rocco Di Gianni
Stage Manager/Stage Engineer: Adriano Maraffino
Stage Technician: Michela Pagano
TST General Manager: Filippo Fonsatti
Head of Artistic, Planning and Training Department: Barbara Ferrato
Head of Production Department: Salvo Caldarella
Company Manager: Veronica Tango
Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale
Teatro di Roma - Teatro Nazionale
ERT - Teatro Nazionale l Sardegna Teatro
Festival D’Avignon l MA scène nationale - Pays de Montbéliard
With the cooperation of Fondazione l Teatri Reggio Emilia
The project would like to express its special thanks to Barbara Leonesi for her assistance.
About Alessandro Serra
Alessandro Serra is a director, playwright, set designer, lighting designer. In 1999 he founded the Compagnia Teatropersona, with which he staged his works presented in many European countries, as well as in Asia, South America, Russia and the United Kingdom. He has received numerous prizes and acknowledgements, including the UBU Award for Best Play and the Le Maschere del Teatro Italiano Award for Best Stage Designer and Best Show for Macbettu. The Hystrio Prize for Director and the Grand Prix "Golden Laurel Wreath Award" as Best Director (MESS Festival - Sarajevo). This is his second production at Wuzhen.
About Teatro Stabile di Torino-Teatro Nazionale
The Teatro Stabile di Torino was founded in 1955 and is one of the seven National Theatres in Italy. With its productions and guest productions it operates through the historic Carignano and Gobetti theatres and the modern Fonderie Limone complex in Moncalieri. The Stabile hosts a Study Centre that is recognised as a research institution by the Office of the Prime Minister; it also organises and runs the Torinodanza festival, one of the leading national contemporary choreography events. Over the past ten years, it has received more than 40 critics' awards for the quality of its productions, which have toured worldwide. Filippo Fonsatti is the General Manager and Valerio Binasco is the Artistic Director of the institution.