Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

Tuesday, 21 March
9:00 PM

at Teatro Cucinelli, Solomeo
by David Foster Wallace, direction and
dramatic composition by Daniel Veronese

translation Aldo Miguel Grompone and Gaia Silvestrini

with Lino Musella and Paolo Mazzarelli

lighting design Marciano Rizzo

technical direction Marciano Rizzo, Gianluca Tomasella

audio & video engineering Marcello Abucci

production manager Gaia Silvestrini

production assistant Gianluca Bonagura

production Teatro di Napoli – Teatro Nazionale, Marche Teatro, Teatro Piemonte Europa (TPE), FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts, Carnezzeria Srls.

with the support of Timbre 4, Buenos Aires, and Teatro di Roma – Teatro Nazionale

The director and playwright Daniel Veronese, a true master of Argentine and Latin American theatre, brings us Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, by David Foster Wallace, a giant of 20th-century literature. With fierce, unsparing wit, the modern male is depicted as a weak figure, unable to build harmonious relationships with women. Veronese transforms Wallace’s monologues into dialogues between a man and a woman, but on stage we find two men alternating in the roles of the man and the woman, for a dialectic that underscores all the fragility, jealousy, possessiveness, aggression, and cynicism inherent in an emotional relationship.

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