Theatrical Season

Treasure Island

l'isola del tesoro

Saturday 11 February 2023 - 16:00
Saturday 11 February 2023 - 19:00
Sunday 12 February 2023 - 17:30

Teatro Cucinelli

Saturday, 11 February, 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Sunday, 12 February, 5:30 PM


at Teatro Cucinelli, Solomeo 

based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson

abridged and adapted for marionettes based on notes by

Eugenio Monti Colla, directed by Franco Citterio and Giovanni Schiavolin 

music Danilo Lorenzini

set design and lighting Franco Citterio

assistant set designer Debora Coviello

costume design Cecilia Di Marco and Maria Grazia Citterio executed by Associazione Grupporiani

technical direction Tiziano Marcolegio Associazione Grupporiani – City of Milan – Teatro Convenzionato, NEXT Laboratorio delle idee – Region of Lombardy

At the time of his passing, Eugenio Monti Colla had been working on the script of Treasure Island, based on the Stevenson novel, a classic example of adventure literature, which his company had decided to put on in anticipation of presenting it at New York’s New Victory Theater. The world of pirates, treasure hunts, unexplored islands, traitors and intrigue are all ingredients typically used by marionettes in order to create an imaginary world in which the audience is able to forget about how the marionettes are made and be transported into the action as they identify with these “virtual” actors. The mood created by the mysterious island enables the marionettes to become, once again, the protagonists of a great adventure that has enthralled audiences of all ages around the world.