by Fernando Arrabal
directed by Mattia Sebastian
performed in seven languages
I-SCOT International Suzuki Company of Toga
Produced by SCOT
Kyu Toga Sambo. Toga Mura Arts Park, Japan
january 2014 – august 2014 Rock Theatre – Open Air
with: Jingsheng Gu (China), Daisuke Ueta (Japan) Agnia Leonova (Lithuania) , Shy Magasalin (Australia), Chiara Nanti (Italy), Kameron Steele (U.S.A.), Yan Yan Zhou (China)
light design Makoto Niuwa – costumes Toshimi Mitsuda
In this ingenious and poetic play, The Emperor of Assyria lands on a tropical isle that is deserted except for one man – the Architect. “Nothing is human if it is not confused and I do a realistic theater that rappresent this situation”. Disorientation, therefore, seems to be the fundamental goal of the works of Arrabal.
Which needs a theater of situation, circular, without end, without plot, in which the characters are polymorphic; mingle with one another, disguise them self, change sex, role. Cannibalize their identity to neutralize its self and as a paradox they want to be up to the other one. With no end game: the end of this work concerns the beginning.
A “panic theater”, as Arrabal called: subversive, poetic, erotic ritual that unfolds between the sacred, the profane, tragedy, farce, obscenity, love and cruelty because “there is too tragic for it to be taken seriously”.