Coproduction with the italian department of the National Croatian Theatre in Rijeka, the Slovenian Repertory Theatre in Triest, the „Kosztolányi Dezső“ Theatre in Subotica and the Albanian Theatre in Skopje
Translation: Janko Moder
The multilingual co-production is aimed at the participation of national minorities in building the identity of a contemporary European identity. The idea of choosing the latest (unfinished) play by Luigi Pirandello lies in its aptitude of serving as a metaphor for contemporary Europe.
It is the story of a group of actors that arrive at a mountain villa named “La Scalogna” (misfortune). They wish to perform a performance about a lost son, but the people there explain to them that they don’t need theatre and that people that understand art no longer exist. It is clear that Pirandello anticipated the contemporary world due to the lack of empathy or interest for any kind of art.
The event is part of the pan-European theater project entitled (Re)Discovering Europe , financed by the European Union. It was initiated by the Italian department from the National Croatian Theater from Rijeka. The project researches and promotes different ways through which national minorities help forme the contemporary European identity.