Societas, Cesena, Italy
Director: Romeo Castellucci
Without interpretation, viewers will receive leaflets in Hungarian and English
1 hours 30 minutes, without breaks.
This performance calls for the participation of a large group of anonymous men.
These men – invited in from the street – are the unquestioned protagonists of the show, though unaware of that. In order to participate in the show, they each have to sign a list of behaviour rules and promise strict compliance. The rules set out their duties as “actors”.
Even after signing, the “actors” remain unaware of the performance.
A few minutes before the show begins, each “actor” is given a police uniform and a headset. When the curtain rises, the “actors” must meticulously carry out the orders they are given over the earphones. These commands are received individually. Each policeman gets his orders in real time. Every action is to be performed within the time frame specified in the order. The source of the orders remains offstage and cannot be seen by the spectators.
also on stage:
Stage – and costume designer: Romeo Castelucci
Dramaturge: Piersandra Di Matteo
Composer: Scott Gibbons