Theatre reading from the novel City of Glass by Paul Auster
with Fausto Russo Alesi, Gianluigi Fogacci, Giorgia Senesi and Daniele Salvo
live music by Daniele D’Agaro, dramatized and directed by Daniele Salvo
produced by Thesis/Dedica Festival


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Daniel Quinn, a writer of detective stories, accepts a challenge whose outcome is uncertain. He is confronted with the case of Professor Stillmann, an eccentric figure with an obscure and ambiguous past, a scholar of languages confined in a lunatic asylum. In a night that seems never-ending, and in a city that is unstable and changing in a never-ending refraction, Quinn follows the clues presented by an increasingly incredible story.


Daniele Salvo coordinates this reading, whose centre of gravity lies in the pure chance that governs the existence of these men, who retain the illusion that they are able to make choices, rules and decisions, while their destinies are effectively governed by time in its ever-changing immensity.


In this ‘city of glass’, a life can be shattered by a tiny mistake, an error of judgement or a missed opportunity. Here, identity does not exist. Or rather, there is only the identity of the immense city of glass that shatters, penetrates into the body, guiding and toying with each of us at will.


Fausto Russo Alesi
graduated as an actor at the “Paolo Grassi” School of Dramatic Art. He has worked with Luca Ronconi, Eimuntas Nekrosius and Ferdinando Bruni. In 2002 he won the Ubu Prize as best actor in Natura morta in un fosso by Fausto Parravidino.


Gianluigi Fogacci
graduated from Vittorio Gassman’s “Bottega Teatrale”, he has worked for the Teatro Stabile in Genoa and the Piccolo Theatre in Milan under numerous directors, including Peter Stein, Federico Tiezzi, Marco Sciaccaluga, Benno Besson, Daniele Salvo and Luca Ronconi.  He is currently appearing in I pretendenti by Jean-Luc Lagarce.


Daniele Salvo
actor, theatre and radio director, has appeared in a number of plays under the direction of Luca Ronconi, Cherif, Micha Van Hoecke and Jacques Lassalle, with whom he also works as assistant director. He will direct Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus at the Greek Theatre in Syracuse.


Daniele D’Agaro
is a saxophonist and clarinettist, and performs frequently in Europe and the United States, where he has taught at the prestigious School of Art Institute of Chicago. In 2007 and 2008 he won Italy’s “Top Jazz” Prize as the best saxophonist and clarinettist.

Monday 23 March, 20:45

San Francesco Convent

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