Theatrical reading from the book by Amos Oz
with Massimo Popolizio and with Francesco Colella and Alfonso Veneroso
directed by Daniele Salvo, original music by Marco Podda
video images by Giandomenico Musu
produced by Thesis/Dedicafestival


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The themes of this theatrical reading range from fanaticism and the culture of death, to the spirit of dialogue and good sense. The work is based on a text by Amos Oz that derives from a series of talks given at the University of Tübingen in Germany.

For Amos Oz there are no heroes or antiheroes, protagonists or antagonists, people who are right or people who are wrong. There is only obstinacy, stubbornness, irreconcilable thoughts that continually come into conflict over the same issues, and over the same territory.
Blind and unconditional fanaticism, with its exaggerations and arrogance, is a part of our lives, insinuating itself unnoticed into our daily behaviour and influencing our way of perceiving reality.
Selections from “In the Land of Israel” will be inserted as a kind of counterpoint to this strikingly lucid work. Written by Amos Oz himself, the novel speaks of a journey, both literal and psychological, in the land of Israel, to remote villages and big cities, in search of thoughts and opinions about people, whether they be Israeli or Palestinian, Jewish or Muslim.


Massimo Popolizio
theatre and cinema actor (UBU Prize in 1996, 2001 and 2005; Italian Critics’ Prize; Nastro d’argento prize for dubbing Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet in 1998), works regularly with Luca Ronconi. He is currently performing at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano in Inventato di sana pianta by Hermann Broch, directed by Luca Ronconi.


Francesco Colella
graduated from the Accademia d’arte drammatica Silvio d’Amico in 1995. He has taken part in several productions directed by Luca Ronconi, and has also worked with directors such as Salvati, Pugliese, Longhi, Schilling and Rifici.


Alfonso Veneroso
graduated from the Scuola di Teatro del Teatro Stabile di Torino directed by Luca Ronconi. He has worked with De Capitani, Ronconi, Lievi and Battistini. He has experience in cinema and television, and has also worked as a director.


Daniele Salvo
is an actor as well a director of theatrical and radio productions. He has performed in numerous productions directed by Luca Ronconi, Cherif, Micha van Hoecke and Jacques Lassalle, among others. He has worked as assistant director to Jacques Lassalle, and is currently collaborating with Luca Ronconi in the direction of Edward Bond’s Acts of War trilogy (Atti di guerra: una trilogia).


Marco Podda
born in Trieste in 1963, is the founder and director of the “Cappella Tergestina”. He also directs the “Kodesh-Vechol Group” and the “Schola Cantorum St. Eymard” of Trieste.

Monday 12 March, 20:45

Convento San Francesco

Pordenone - Via della Motta, 13