Perfomance in Sardinian with Italian surtitles
Alessandro Serra’s theatre engages the audience in a visionary experience of great effect. Macbettu– winner of the 2017 Ubu Prize – is a restaging of Shakespeare’s Macbeth that draws on Sardinia’s powerful images and intriguing sounds. Performed in the island’s language and set in an imaginary Barbagia, a region of inner Sardinia, with its rich traditional heritage, Macbettu’s actors are all men, as dictated by the Elizabethan tradition. Like the Shakespearean classic, it offers a lucid yet passionate reflection on human ambition. An extraordinary piece of theatre, combining bodies, materials and rhythms to tell an old story that has never been more current.
Alessandro Serra begins his encounter with theatre by adapting Ingmar Bergman’s works for the stage. His training is rooted in Grotowski’s tradition of physical actions and song, and later focuses on Mejerchold's biomechanics and on Decroux’s study of movement. Martial arts, practiced from a young age, contribute to his training. In the meantime he graduates in Performance from Rome’s Università La Sapienza and in 1999 he founds Teatropersona, the company with which he begins to stage his works: he writes scripts, directs, designs sets, costumes, lighting and sound. Between 2006 and 2011 he created the "trilogy of silence" composed by the Beckett Box shows, Treatise on Mannequins and AURE, while in 2015 he approached the language of dance creatingL'ombra della sera, dedicated to the life and work of Alberto Giacometti. In 2017 he returns to the theater of prose and createsMacbettuinspired by the work of Shakespeare and acted in the Sardinian language, in 2019 he directsThe builder Solnesswith Umberto Orsini. TheMacbettushow wins numerous awards including the 2017 ANCT Award, the 2017 Ubu Award as the best show of the year, the 2019 Italian Theater Masks Award for best show and best scenes. In 2019 Serra won the Hystrio Award for directing. His pieces have toured around the world with stops in Italy, France, Switzerland, Korea, Russia, Spain, Bulgaria, Poland, Germany.
You can buy a combined ticket for Macbettu and Il giardino dei ciliegi by Alessandro Serra at the reduced price of 25 euros.