Theatrical Season

Une journée particulière


Saturday 3 February 2024 - 21:00
Sunday 4 February 2024 - 17:30

at Teatro Cucinelli, Solomeo

adapted for the stage by Gigliola Fantoni and Ruggero Maccari

French translation by Huguette Hatem

with Laetitia Casta, Roschdy Zem, Joan Bellviure, Sandra Choquet

directed by Lilo Baur

set design by Bruno de Lavenère

costume design by Agnes Falque

lighting by Laurent Castaingt

videography Etienne Guiol

music Mich Ochowiak

assistant to the director Robin Ormond

supervision Arthur Magnier

dramaturgy by Valérie Six and Arnaud Duprat de Montero

production Claire Bejanin and Valérie Six (Six&Sense) – Au Contraire Productions, Théâtre de Carouge, Geneva

co-production Théâtre du Jeu de PaumeLes Théâtres, Aix-en-Provence, Théâtre National de Nice and Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria

with the participation of Adami

Laetitia Casta takes center stage in the theatrical adaptation of Ettore Scola’s cult classic that explores the condition of women and of homosexuality in 1977.

On May 6, 1938, in Rome, as Hitler was meeting with Mussolini during a parade, an unexpected encounter unfolded. Antonietta, a homemaker and mother of six, knocks on the door of Gabriele, single and a sports journalist, to retrieve her parrot that has taken refuge on her neighbor’s windowsill. Against all odds, the woman, an admirer of the Duce and guarantor of ideological good conduct in her home, and the cultured journalist, estranged from his partner and having been let go from his job due to his homosexuality, find themselves drawn to each other. Gabriele voices the pain of his sexual orientation in a virile, misogynistic society, while Antonietta unveils her anguish as an uneducated woman and a betrayed wife.