From Alessio Boni who, after Don Quixote and Molière, measures himself with nothing less than the Iliad, the "war of all wars", to Luigi Lo Cascio directed by Marco Tullio Giordana in homage to Pier Paolo Pasolini di Pa'. And then Andrea Pennacchi face to face with the Harlequin servant of two masters by Goldoni, but in the current rewriting by Marco Baliani. Until the new theatrical adventure of Ferzan Ozpetek, who after the overwhelming success of Mine Vaganti, brings to the stage another of his films as Magnificent Presence. "Of which - says the producer Marco Balsamo smiling - we still know nothing, because everything is still in Ferzan's head". It is the new season of the Teatro Ambra Jovinelli, which with 18 titles on the bill from October to May, says the artistic director Fabrizia Pompilio, focuses once again "on intelligent entertainment, on a cultured show, but also very popular, in search of new dramaturgy and new languages or rewrites of classical works but always in a new key. For us it will be the season of consolidation of our role in the theatrical landscape - he continues - After the terrible period of the pandemic, for us 2022-2023 was finally the season of recovery. We saw a great desire of the public to return to the theater and we closed with pre-covid numbers. On the contrary, the average of receipts was the highest ever recorded, even in the face of a still somewhat weak share of subscriptions, offset by a very large ticketing. The coming season will tell us if this result should be read as a change in the habits of the public, who perhaps prefer to arrive more under the event. Or more simply, as I think, a slower return to normality. This year we will redo the hall, because we want the theater to be even more comfortable and welcoming". Under the slogan Nice People, to inaugurate the program on October 18 is therefore August in Osage County, comedy by Tracy Letts awarded with the Pulitzer, directed and interpreted by Filippo Dini, with Anna Bonaiuto in the part that was in the cinema of Meryl Streep. Teresa Mannino with Il giaguaro mi guarda tutto crooked opens instead the long series of stand ups "that this year we wanted all female", says Pompilio, and that during the season also counts Andrea Delogu with 40 and sto, Geppi Cucciari in Perfetta by Mattia Torre, Paola Minaccioni in Stupida Show!, Francesca Reggiani in Spectacular (voice of the verb). Among the protagonists here is then Silvio Orlando who returns in The life before him by Romain Gary; Massimo Dapporto and Antonello Fassari in Il delitto di via dell'Orsina directed by Andrée Ruth Shammah ("Ma ditelo che è una comedy, c'è niente di truculente", urges Dapporto); and the return of Ozpetek's Mine Wandering for the Christmas holidays. Francesco Montanari and Cristiano Caccamo are instead the protagonists of Sesto potere, the second chapter of Davide Sacco's trilogy on the fall of the Titans, this time, he explains, "dedicated to the most small, vulgar and dangerous power: that of fake news". Francesco Pannofino is in Massimo Longoni's new comedy, Chi è io?, while Arturo Cirillo returns with his Cyrano de Bergerac, "which also mixes Pinocchio and the songs of Modugno's musical". Couple sold out already in the season just ended, Massimiliano Gallo and Fabrizia Sacchi, who tell the love in Amanti, the first theatrical rehearsal of Ivan Cotroneo. Serena Dandini closes in Come forward cretin, next!
From Ozpetek to Boni and Pennacchi to Ambra Jovinelli
Highlights: The new season of the Teatro Ambra Jovinelli focuses once again "on intelligent entertainment, on a cultured show, but also very popular" After the terrible period of the pandemic, for us 2022-2023 was finally the season of recovery. On the contrary, the average of receipts was the highest ever recorded, even in the face of a still somewhat weak share of subscriptions, offset by a very large ticketing. The coming season will tell us if this result should be read as a change in the habits of the public, who perhaps prefer to arrive more under the event.
Fabrizia Pompilio, finally we are at pre-Covid numbers (ANSA)