(La perfezione del tiro)
Stage reading from the book of the same name by Mathias Énard
by and with Peppino Mazzotta


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La perfezione del tiro tells the tale of the twisted and cruel psyche of a sniper in one of the many wars in the Middle East. His secret lies in concentration, patience, staying still, in the control of his breath. It only takes one successful shot to give him the joy of a job well done. Only then does he come down from the roof of the building he had hidden on for the killing and go home to his mother, whom the civil war has driven to insanity.
Then however enters Myrna, an adolescent he has hired to care for his ill mother. Her nascent sexuality disturbs the main character. Living in the same house, they limit themselves to a paradoxical platonic love, while their life continues between the returns of the warrior from his manhunts (also of women and children), their walks hand in hand when they blush every time something troubles them, the fear growing in the girl as she gradually comes to realise the dark side of the young man…


Peppino Mazzotta
Born in Domanico, in the province of Cosenza, Peppino Mazzotta studied architecture at the University of Reggio Calabria before enrolling in a drama school in Palmi, which launched his career as an actor. In Naples he formed the Rosso Tiziano theatre company and later the Teatri del Sud theatre company. His artistic journey is divided between the theatre, cinema and television. He has featured in numerous fiction and television film productions: these include the series Il commissario Montalbano, where he interpreted the role of Inspector Fazio. Amongst his film appearances we can cite Domenica by Wilma Labate, Il pugile e la ballerina by Francesco Suriano, Noi credevamo by Mario Martone and Anime nere by Francesco Munzi, for which he received a Nastro d’Argento nomination.

Monday 7 March, 20:45

Convento San Francesco

Pordenone - Via della Motta, 13

An entrance fee is charged, numbered seats:
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