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SOVRAGAUDIO

SOVRAGAUDIO
SOVRAGAUDIO
Photo by Ilaria Magliocchetti Lombi
SOVRAGAUDIO
SOVRAGAUDIO

A Roman theatre company as yet with no fixed abode and all female: Barbara Bianchi, Chiara Casali, Rosaria D’Antonio, Chiara Laureti, Eleonora Leone, Giuseppina Loschiavo, Chiara Postacchini and Arianna Saturni. They are the actresses who, having met during their training at the Accademia Drammatica Cassiopea, joined forces to set up the Associazione Sovragaudio, a kind of “supercharged shared neuron”, as they ironically describe it. As actor-director Rosaria D’Antonio explains, an all-women company can be as dangerous as it is energising, especially when the occasional personality clash is transformed into pure energy and artistic cohesion onstage. After all, theatre could be considered a “stage of life” where strengths and weaknesses are measured, along with passions and delusions, sentiments and torments, as occurs in their show “Ifigenia: Il Gioco”, an interactive, tragicomic reinterpretation of Euripides’ work. The Gods are bored with the monotony of immortality, immune to the reality of earthly passions, and they implore Cronus to grant them a new plaything: Iphigenia. The Greek tragedy is transposed to a modern role play game, in which the Gods take on new identities and pretend to be mortals. They quarrel, accuse each other, plot vendettas and act with pettiness and brutality. In their eyes the sacrifice of a victim is insignificant and serves only one purpose: to enjoy themselves on earth and forget the eternal tedium of Mount Olympus. They are united by a red cord - a symbol of life - which passes from one to another onstage as they sow chaos and suffering. A universal and ever-current story which highlights the arbitrary nature of the whims of those who rule us, today as in the past.

The story has been told by Simona Pandolfi, writer.

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