by and with Guglielmo Papa &Omid Niaz
live music and sound design:Tiziano Popoli
from faraway places, from two different worlds, each with their own
baggage, each with their own past, meet in a new land. The same land.
After a bitter fight, the two men decide to split the land in two and
take possession of their parts, marking out the boundaries. A line in
the middle divides them and at the same time protects them.
Opening their bags, the two men find pieces of their history, fragments
of their past lives. The two men build their new worlds, their new
lives, in this new land. Two distant yet close lands. An invisible wall
separates them. The only words they have to communicate are
“Yes” and “No”.
The two of them carry on their lives with the normal day-to-day
contrasts of two neighbours, but as time go by, seen on stage as the
passage through days and nights, their lives are revealed as being
complimentary. When one of the two unexpectedly decides to leave the
land, the other, finding himself alone, will have no choice but to
leave as well.
Suitable for children (over 5 years-old) as well for adults
“1+1” is a
co-production between Italy and Iran, a collaboration between
“La SocietÓ della Civetta”, company of
Bologna, and “Nano & Aroosak”,
award-winning children theatre company in Esfahan, with the support of
Dramatic Art Center of Tehran and Ordibehest Institute of Esfahan.
The world premiere of “1+1” took place at Fadjr
Festival in Tehran on January 28th, 2013.
della Civetta - Bologna (Italy)