- 16.10 > 04.11.2023
In La montagna è finita, Brussels/Italian playwright Edoardo Ripani returns to his native region.
Between August 2016 and January 2017, three strong earthquakes along the Apennines changed the landscape. The earthquake was the latest and most dramatic event for the region in an entire period of depression since the end of World War II. The area has become one of the “forgotten places” in Italy and Europe. The feeling of being abandoned and anger became mixed there and fed off each other.
But this situation is far from unique. In recent decades, areas across Europe became marginalised due to natural disasters and faltering infrastructure recovery, depopulation, economic crisis: the toll of globalisation.
“My journey begins in 2016: as the earth trembled in my native region, my father was stricken with lung cancer. The tumour was discovered on 5 January 2017; he died on 1 June the same year. My father died with his beloved mountains.
‘La montagna è finita’ will be a tour of places that tell stories about their inhabitants. Using this personal and local focus, I address all Europeans with a universal story of human and social impoverishment, in the face of the economic and bureaucratic extraction machine.”
Performance — Ermelindo Bruni, Monia Fontana, Diego Quattrociocchi, Edoardo Ripani I Muziek — Ermelindo Bruni & Gianmarco Cellini I Artistieke coaching — Michiel Soete I Dramaturgie — Bart Capelle I Beeld — Maria Baldovin & Edoardo Ripani I Advies kostuum — Anne-Catherine Kunz I Productie — Antigone, C‑mine, theater arsenaal, VIERNULVIER, Kunstenwerkplaats I Coproductie — Perpodium I Met de steun van — de Tax Shelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid I Met dank aan — Associazione Culturale Marchigiani del Limburgo – Belgio, Museo Pietraia dei Poeti & Marcello Sgattoni, gemeente Roccafluvione, Ecomuseo del Monte Ceresa, Emidio di Treviri, Avam Meschia, familie Bruni, Ernesto Angelini, Francesco Amici, Anna Bonamici, Giuseppe Parlamenti, Ascenzio Santini, Annalisa & Ilario Spalazzi, gemeente Arquata del Tronto, Andrea Angelini, Dante Camacci, Filiberto Caponi & Danila Pontani, Ermanno Cellini, Guido Franchi, Giovanni Quaglia, Gino Quattrociocchi, Alessio Bucci & Ristorante Roma van Amatrice