A few minutes before the show begins, each “actor” is given a police uniform and a headset device. When the curtain rises, the “actors” must meticulously carry out the orders they are given over the earphones. These commands are received individually. Each policeman learns his orders in real time. Each action is to be done within the time defined by the order.
The source of the orders remains offstage and cannot be seen by the spectators.
These men — called in from the street — are the unquestioned
protagonists of the show, despite being unaware of it. Each of
them, in order to participate in the show, has to sign a list of
behavioural indications and promise to abide by it strictly.
The rules set out their duties as “actors”.
Contains loud noises and themes of an adult nature.
Co-production: Societas, in co-production with: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels, Printemps des Comédiens Montpellier 2021, LAC Lugano Arte Cultura; Maillon Théâtre de Strasbourg - Scène Européenne, Temporada Alta 2021, Manège- Maubeuge Scène nationale, Le Phénix Scène nationale Pôle européen de création Valenciennes, MC93 Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, ERT Emilia Romagna Teatro Italy, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Holland Festival Amsterdam, Triennale Milano Teatro, National Taichung Theater Taiwan
Conception and directing: Romeo Castellucci
Music: Scott Gibbons
With Valer Dellakeza and the Officers Luca Nava, Sergio Scarlatella
Collaboration in dramaturgy: Piersandra Di Matteo
Director’s assistants: Silvano Voltolina, Filippo Ferraresi
Standards written by: Claudia Castellucci
Technical director: Eugenio Resta
Stage technician: Andrei Benchea
Light technician: Andrea Sanson
Sound technician: Claudio Tortorici
Costumes: Chiara Venturini
Stage sculptures and automations: Plastikart studio
Costume creation: Atélier Grazia Bagnaresi
Latin translation: Stefano Bartolini
Production director: Benedetta Briglia
Production and tour: Giulia Colla
Promotion and distribution: Gilda Biasini
Organisation: Caterina Soranzo
Technical headquarters team: Carmen Castellucci, Francesca Di Serio, Gionni Gardini
Administration: Michela Medri, Elisa Bruno, Simona Barducci
Economic consultancy: Massimiliano Coli
14-15 Oct. 7.30pm
€30 - €40
90 mins., no interval.
14 Oct, post-show.
With members of the company.