Writing and direction Livia Gionfrida
scenes and animations Alice Mangano
drawings Nicola Console
lights Roberto Innocenti
music and sounds Andrea Franchi
assistant director Giulia Aiazzi
with Livia Gionfrida
set-up director Roberto Innocenti
scene director Marco Serafino Cecchi
head electrician Michele Percopo
animation and photography director Marianne Boutrit
video editing Roberto Losurdo
coordination Rebecca Polidori
produced by Teatro Metastasio in collaboration with Teatro Metropopolare
27th March 2018
Fabbrichino Theatre, Prato
Gioia is Mary’s way of calling her son, despite the fact that he is her cause of great suffering. It is a timeless love story, the one between a mother and a difficult son. A thick as two short planks boy who decides at a very young age to take the wrong path and in the end to embark on a great challenge that will lead him into the arms of an unfair and paradoxical destiny. In a final reversal of good and bad characters, the bad boy becomes the victim.
It is a story that has the last ones as protagonists. The trampled.
The representation, the story, are for the mother the only way to try to understand, to reconstruct the facts and to find a reason for the unfair loss suffered.
On stage the Sicilian dialect and the video animations are combined with literary suggestions, religious symbols, news, stories and interviews conducted in prison. The result is an original script that is about universal love, the mystery of life and death and its representation.