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Virginia Mammoli - ph. Tommaso Le Pera

October 26, 2015

The new season of the Teatro della Pergola

Appointment on October 28 with the Life of Galileo by Gabriele Lavia

To open the season 2015 - 2016, October 28, the first of the Life of Galileo, which in addition to kick off this program full of famous names and important - as Pierfrancesco Favino, Sergio Rubini, Luca Zingaretti, Fabrizio Bentivoglio and many more - officially opens to the public restoration of the entrance hall, another key step towards the full recovery of all the historical spaces of the Pergola. A project that wants to bring back to its heyday this majestic theater.

After the torments of Six Characters in Search of an Author, Gabriele Lavia faces for the first time Bertolt Brecht, directing and starring in The Life of Galileo - on stage until the 12 November (weekdays 8.45pm, festive 3.45pm, rest Friday, November 6) - sixty years after the disappearance of the famous 'playwright'.

On stage, the drama of the relationship between science and morality, science and society.

Edition faithful to the original text for 26 actors, who staged interpret more than eighty characters, and three musicians from the School of Music in Fiesole, playing live original music by Hanns Eisler.

The scenes are by Alessandro Camera, costumes by Andrea Viotti, the lights of Michelangelo Vitullo. Theatre nth degree that develops all its creative possibilities.

A project for Life has great value:
"I've got inside me the big decision to do theater," recalls Master, "then give an address to my life, which then I would no longer removed or could remove, after watching Life of Galileo by Strehler .... For this reason I dedicate it to Giorgio Strehler. "

Special event Thursday, November 5, at 18 Gabriele Lavia and the Company meet the audience in the theater. It is only the first of a busy schedule of meetings about the figure of the great Galileo which also provides guided tours, family activities and observations of the sky.

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