Stefano Accorsi reopens the Pergola Theatre
The actor and artistic director of the Teatro della Toscana goes on stage on Monday 10 May at 6.45 p.m.
The actor and artistic director Stefano Accorsi on 9 May at the Teatro Era in Pontedera at 5.00 p.m. and on 10 May at the Teatro della Pergola at 6.45 p.m. will stage Giocando con Orlando - Assolo (limited seats due to the distancing, ticket 15 euros). Two appointments that announce a month of shows.
"Returning to the theatre after being closed for 430 days is like breathing again after being without oxygen for a long, long time, both for all of us who work there and for the public, I am very excited. Returning to the stage with a text that I love so much and that speaks of love in all its forms seems to me the best way to re-embrace all those who will be there," said Stefano Accorsi.
The restart plan of the Fondazione Teatro della Toscana, and therefore of the Pergola, Niccolini, Teatro Studio Mila Pieralli in Scandicci and Teatro Era in Pontedera, is ready. And it relies on the charisma and the name of the new artistic director Stefano Accorsi, who brings on stage for two replicas the monologue Giocando con Orlando, adaptation of Marco Baliani from the Orlando Furioso of Ludovico Ariosto, with the scenes signed by the artist Mimmo Paladino.
With his monologue Stefano Accorsi returns to the public all the extraordinary irony and modernity of the sixteenth-century poem, whereby the beautiful Angelica, threatened more or less by all the Christian knights, ends up giving in to the Muslim Medoro - arousing Orlando's fury -, while the Christian warrior Bradamante marries the pagan Ruggiero. The show is an experience that aims to rediscover the extraordinary power of one of the great masterpieces of Italian literature.