PLATONOV by Anton Cechov
A way like any other to say that happiness is elsewhere
direction Marco Lorenzi
presented by Il Mulino di Amleto
dramaturgy Marco Lorenzi and Lorenzo De Iacovo
with Michele Sinisi and with Stefano Braschi, Roberta Calia, Yuri D'Agostino, Barbara Mazzi, Raffaele Musella, Rebecca Rossetti, Angelo Maria Tronca
assistant director Anne Hirth
set design and visual concept Eleonora Diana
light design Giorgio Tedesco
costumes Monica Di Pasqua
co-production Elsinor Theater Production Center, TPE - Teatro Piemonte Europa / Festival delle Torine Torinesi - Turin Contemporary Creation
with the support of La Corte Ospitale - Residential Project 2018
in collaboration with Viartisti for the residence at the Le Serre Cultural Park
"Where is the happiness you promised?"
Anton Chekhov, Platonov, Act 3
Platonov is the very first text by Anton Chekhov. It is in fact an incomplete text and was considered a failure by the author himself, who evidently kept it hidden after the first readers advised him to change jobs.
It is considered "unrepresentable" or "impossible to stage" for the underlying utopia: wanting to represent all of life and all life.
A great and wonderful unfinished fresco, starting with the title Bezotcovščina which means Orphan of a father, for us Untitled.
We would like this Platonov to be us, with our hunger for life, with our failures, our frailties, the Latin that we have never learned, our unheeded or too desired desires that push us to seek a happiness that we always think of elsewhere , our defeats, our disappointments.
"Life, why don't we live like we could have?"
This is PLATONOV for us, we have subtitled A way like another to say that happiness is elsewhere: an unfinished work for unfinished, incomplete, uncertain human beings, made fragile by their "wanting to be" that inevitably clashes with what I am in reality. Like us.
Chekhov gave us so much knowledge of mankind; it is rare to find. We would like to return it with authenticity and lightness, to enter the pain of life without getting caught up in it.