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David Foster Wallace
Daniel Veronese

Dramaturg and director Daniel Veronese, undisputed leading figure of Argentinian and Latin-American theatre, stages Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace, literary giant of the late twentieth century. With fierce and merciless humor, the contemporary man is portrayed as a weak individual, incapable of building harmonious relationships with women. Veronese transforms Wallace’s monologues in dialogues between a man and a woman, performed in the piece by two men who alternate between the roles. Both funny and unsettling, the performance uncovers the fragility, the jealousy, the possessiveness, the violence and the cynicism of romantic relationships.

David Foster Wallace was an American writer, essayist and academic americano. He was born in Ithaca in the State of New York in 1962 and died of suicide in 2008. He was the author of cult novels, such as The Broom of the System, Infinite Jest (which Time magazine included among the 100 best English-language novels written between 1923 and 2006), and The Pale King, which remained unfinished. He also wrote several short stories, e.g. Girl with Curious Hair, Oblivion and Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. Wallace didn’t write for the theatre, even though his texts – and especially his monologues – are masterfully written. 

Daniel Veronese is an actor, dramaturg and director, born in Buenos Aires in 1955. He is a master of Argentinian theatre and leading artist across Latin America. He has directed more than 70 theatre pieces and has written over 60 texts, including Mujeres soñaron caballos, Los Corderos, La noche devora a sus hijos. His works have been translated and staged in South America, Europe and all over the world. In Italy, he presented his version of Hedda Gabler at Festival di Santarcangelo in 2010; in 2012 he staged two adaptations of Chekhov’s plays at Napoli Teatro Festival Italia: Los hijos se han dormido based on The Seagull and Espía a una mujer que se mata based on Uncle Vanya.

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Running time 80’
Performance in Italian with Italian and English surtitles
With the contribution of Regione Lombardia (project NEXT 2021)

Credits

by: David Foster Wallace
direction, dramaturgy: Daniel Veronese
translation: Aldo Miguel Grompone, Gaia Silvestrini
with: Lino Musella, Paolo Mazzarelli
lighting design: Marciano Rizzo
technical direction: Marciano Rizzo, Gianluca Tomasella
sound, video: Marcello Abucci
videomaking: Alessandro Papa
production manager: Gaia Silvestrini
production assistant: Gianluca Bonagura
production: Teatro di Napoli – Teatro Nazionale, Marche Teatro, TPE Teatro Piemonte Europa, FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts, Carnezzeria Srls
with the support of: Timbre 4 Madrid, Teatro di Roma – Teatro Nazionale

Calendar

Tuesday, February 22 2022, 6.30pm
Wednesday, February 23 2022, 6.30pm
Thursday, February 24 2022, 6.30pm

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