Thursday 16 May 2024 - 21:00
Friday 17 May 2024 - 21:00
Saturday 18 May 2024 - 18:00
at Teatro Cucinelli, Solomeo
by and with Matthias Martelli
production Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria
Throughout the ages, there have been women and men who veered off the beaten path. They are the scientists, philosophers, artists, painters, jesters, and free thinkers who embraced dissidence, often staking their very existence.
Matthias Martelli weaves a tale of the lives of these rebellious spirits, recounting how their fervent thought, though thwarted and derided, transcended time and resonates to this day.
This performance goes beyond mere storytelling to ignite into a spectacle of characters and imagery amidst tragic tales and flashes of sheer comedy.
The actor’s vigor catapults the audience across epochs, tearing through the fabric of imagination from antiquity to the Middle Ages, from the Renaissance to modern times, only to discover that heretics are more relevant than ever. The fire of their minds, despite repression, has not turned to ash but continues to burn brightly today.
And their courage poses a question to us all: do we still have the mettle to be heretics ourselves?