LUCCA, March 21 – Performances, meetings and workshop: a whole week of theatre devoted to young people and their families. The first edition of the Lucca Theatre Festival, which will bring theatre companies from across Italy to the city, with 11 theatre performances for young people, 4 national previews, 5 workshops for primary and secondary schools and 4 meetings with guests of national importance, open to the public.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony is set to take place on Monday, March 23 at 11:45 AM at Palazzo Ducale, after which the Festival organised by La Cattiva Compagnia initiative will get underway. A festival for young people and more: all shows will in fact be open to families.
On Thursday March 26 at 6:00 PM, a public performance with free admittance is scheduled with the Puppet Master Mariano Dolci, already a student of the great Otello Sarzi.
On Friday, March 27, the national premiere of “Ernest and Celestine” is in store, the theatrical adaptation of the story written by Daniel Pennac. At 6:00 PM, a performance of “I Love Frankenstein” staged by the Eccentrici Dadarò company is also on the programme, a comic interpretation of the classic. At 9:00 PM, “Lo Sconcerto”, a hilarious musical performance produced by the DisturBanda company.
On Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29 the programme features “Il Cielo degli Orsi”, tales told with games of shadows by the Giocovita Theatre (Teatro del Giglio), followed by “I Tre Porcellini, Lupus in Fabula” with the Giallomare Theatre, and a meeting open to the public and offering free admission with Mario Bianchi, author, director, animator and theatre critic. Finally, a public meeting, once again offering free admission with Carlo Presotto and Giacomo Verde. To conclude the day, “La Gazza Ladra”, a performance full of stories and music for introducing young people to the world of Opera.
On Sunday March 29, a performance of “Nessun Dorma” with the TeatroLinguaggi company, based on the famous Turandot opera by Giacomo Puccini.