Staged reading directed, adapted and interpreted by Fausto Russo Alesi
from the book of the same name by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
assistant staging director Davide Gasparro
video contributions by Riccardo Frati
lighting design and music by Roberta Faiolo

«‘Comanche territory’ for a reporter in war is the place where instinct tells you to stop the car and reverse. The place where the streets are deserted and the houses are burnt-out ruins, where it always seems to be dusk and you walk close to the walls toward spaces echoing in the distance, listening to the sound of your footsteps on the broken glass.
In war, the ground is always covered with broken glass. ‘Comanche territory’ is there, where you hear it crunching under your boots, and though you don´t see anyone, you know they are watching you. There where you don´t see the guns, but the guns see you.»
Arturo Pérez-Reverte


Fausto Russo Alesi
An actor and film director born in Palermo but Milanese by adoption, Fausto Russo Alesi graduated in 1996 from the “Paolo Grassi” School of Dramatic Art in Milan and was one of the founders of ATIR (Associazione Teatrale Indipendente per la Ricerca – Independent Theatre Association for Research). He has won numerous prizes including three Ubu Awards, the National Association of Theatre Critics Award, the ETI Olimpici del Teatro Award for his interpretation in Grigio by Giorgio Gaber, the Premio Vittorio Gassman and Landieri Award for Natale in Casa Cupiello by Eduardo De Filippo, directed by Alesi himself, in which he was the only actor, produced by the Piccolo Teatro in Milan. For the theatre he has worked amongst others with Luca Ronconi, Eimuntas Nekrosius, Peter Stein, Gabriele Vacis, Ferdinando Bruni, Gigi dall’Aglio and Serena Sinigaglia. For the cinema he has been directed by the likes of Mario Monicelli, Marco Bellocchio, Silvio Soldini, Carlo Mazzacurati, Sergio Castellitto, Marco Tullio Giordana and Roberto Andò. His latest work for the theatre, in which he is both director and actor is L’Arte della Commedia di Eduardo De Filippo, while in films he is one of the main actors in Esterno Notte, and Rapito directed by Marco Bellocchio.

Sunday 17 March, 18:00

Convento San Francesco

Pordenone - Via della Motta, 13

Admission fee, ticket with numbered seat:
– full price: €10.00 (+ €1.00 presale fee for online purchases)
– reduced price for Supporting Members and students under 25: €8.00 (box office only)
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