Stefano Accorsi back to the Teatro della Pergola with Azul
From 5 to 10 April the actor stars in the show in Florence
A show suspended between dream and simplicity, between friendship, irony, fragility, passion, cheer, music and colors. Stefano Accorsi, artistic director of the Fondazione Teatro della Toscana, makes his debut with Azul - Gioia, Furia, Fede y Eterno Amor, the new show written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca.
In a city where the game of football is fever, love and passion, four friends come to terms with their respective lives and, bringing back memories, try to rebuild a serenity gone to pieces. In their simplicity, what they have in common is an insane passion for their favourite team and fairy-tale childhoods. They are made of material as simple as bread, but on Sundays, at the stadium, they are overwhelmed by a fury that sweeps them every time and shakes them up.
Finzi Pasca writes in a three-dimensional way, you literally have to enter his world to live in it and experience it, feel it without wanting to explain everything. On stage there are real and at the same time dreamy characters, touching and funny clowns in which we all recognize ourselves. There is joy, bitterness, irony and a great desire to smile as they evoke the victories, moments of ecstasy, defeats and tragedies that they have shared over the years. Azul is, therefore, a story of simple people, united by a steadfast friendship that helps them face life by holding each other in a delirious and moving embrace.
"I have always told stories of characters full of humanity, fragile and dreamy. My theater is built by reproducing the language of dreams. I grew up in the world of theater and then I was kidnapped by big events: monumental shows for Cirque du Soleil, Olympic Ceremonies. However, every time I rediscover the smell and taste of the stage, I feel like I'm coming home and rediscovering my roots" said director Daniele Finzi Pasca.
Also on Wednesday, April 6, at 3 p.m., at Feltrinelli Red in Piazza della Repubblica, Florence, Stefano Accorsi will sign copies of his book Album Stefano Accorsi (published by Gruppo Editoriale) edited by Malcom Pagani. The book traces Accorsi's career and the proceeds are donated to the family of Giulio Regeni to support their battle for the truth.