22-24 June. “30 actors: survivors of the desert, the sea and the theatre.” Marking World Refugee Day, this production highlights forced immigration and involves refugees belonging to Teatro in Fuga, the Rome-based cultural association which for three decades has provided asylum seekers with access to theatre projects.
The final installment in director Riccardo Vannuccini's Trilogia del Deserto which sees migrants gather before making their perilous journey into the unknown. The stage is set variously in Palestine, Libya, Jordan, Iran; the text includes excerpts of Shakespeare, the soundtrack features music by The Pogues.
The refugees, in their new role as actors, conjure up scenes blending tradition, religion and race, requiring a leap of the imagination from the audience. Vannuccini describes it as a disorderly show, without message or central theme, transforming fiction into reality. In Italian. 21.00.