what is the image of 'The South' which sustains such a complex performance.
Certainly not a monolithic image, but rather a series of strong impressions
from a 'cursed' land, a land where it is almost impossible to be what
you are, because you are what you should be, where to make something happen,
the circle must be broken or finally closed. A South where love rhymes
with knife, and where, under a thick layer of passivity, an atavistic
anger is fermenting which, were it to really explode, would upset many
of those balances which today we take for granted."
Teatro delle Radici has succeeded in avoiding the trap of the clichés,
while transforming the South of Italy into a larger South which includes
every 'South' in the world (
South of contrasts, where there is a time for murder and a time for sympathy,
for passion and for violence, and for the feast where tragedy is lying
round the corner."
players give examples of their great skill, not only individually but
also as a well-balanced group. It is a collection of fragments of intimicies,
small and large. The theme of the collective and individual memory reemerges
in a mosaic of shades coloured by a far off 'mea culpa', almost as if
an old ancestral blame were guiding the performance (