Le vie dei festival

22 Sept-16 Oct. Rome’s annual appointment with contemporary drama offers a selection of successful productions from international drama festivals, and in the past has featured heavyweights such as Eimuntas Nekrosius, William Kentridge and Alain Platel. It also acts as a platform for innovative Italian drama, and offers a number of productions for younger theatre fans.

Sara Borsarelli in Nina (Montreux 1976)
Sara Borsarelli in Nina (Montreux 1976)

Highlights of the 23rd edition of the festival include L’ammore nun è ammore: 30 sonetti di Shakespeare by Dario Jacobelli (23 Sept, Teatro Vascello); Nina (Montreux 1976) dedicated to Nina Simone, by Nicola Russo with Sara Borsarelli (27-28 Sept at Teatro Vascello, 14 Oct Teatro del Lido); Concerto per Amleto by Fabrizio Gifuni (8 Oct, Auditorium Parco della Musica), and Quella Notte che la Notte non venne by Emanuele Di Giacomo (16 Oct, Teatro del Lido), as well as a series of productions aimed at young people.

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Dalle Ceneri

The plays are in Italian with the exception of Tijuana: La democrazia in Messico 1965-2015 with Gabino Rodrίguez, in Spanish with Italian subtitles (24 Sept, Teatro Vascello), and Dalle Ceneri by Tahar Ben Jelloun, in French and Wolof (Senegal), with Italian subtitles (1 Oct, Teatro Vascello).

The festival takes place in different venues around Rome including Teatro Vascello, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Museo Laboratorio della Mente, Hortus Urbis, Biblioteca Quarticciolo, Biblioteca Collina della Pace, and the Teatro del Lido in Ostia.

For full details see website.