translated by Silvano De Fanti
directed by Jerzy Stuhr
starring Massimiliano Poli e Angelo Romagnoli
music and sound Stefano Jacoviello
lighting Luca Bronzo
set design Mario Fontanini
produced by Fondazione Teatro Due
a project by laLut - Centro di Ricerca e Produzione Teatrale
with the support of Regione Toscana / Sistema Regionale dello Spettacolo
in collaboration with Comune di Siena / Festival Voci di Fonte
After thirtyfive years from the first represantation, Jerzy Stuhr directs a new staging of the famous play by Mrożek, Emigrants. Stuhr himself was one of the actors of Andrzej Wajda's celebrated adaptation for the stage of Mrożek's work.
Jerzy Stuhr is a polish actor and director, famous for his performances both in theatre and cinema: directed by the most popular directors of his country, such as Holland and Kieslowski (he was Kieslowski's favourite actor and artistic heir), we remember him in Double Bass by Patrick Süskind and in the italian version of Pinter's Ashes to Ashes.
In this new work upon Mrożek's play, Jerzy Stuhr directs the two italian actors Massimiliano Poli and Angelo Romagnoli.
A farmer and an intellectual, XX and AA, are stuck underground, in a place crossed by sewer pipes. Each of them has his own story and troubles, both emigrants from a country where there's no democracy.
Here, the play takes place, based on a fast-paced dialogue and subtle cruelties, within a continuous fighting between the two men. While the entire world celebrates New Year's Eve, XX and AA keep struggling for thier life and identity through their quarrels, even though they are perfectly aware of their common condition and destiny, marked by escape and fear.