THE PENGUIN WITHOUT A TUXEDO
Inspired by Silvio D’Arzo’s work
written and directed by Letizia Quintavalla
with Salvatore Arena, Beatrice Baruffini, Agnese Scotti
music Alessandro Nidi
sets Abel Herrero
Age 4 -7 years old
Small, white, poor and without a tuxedo, here is Limpo, a penguin moving away from his Mom and Dad and adventuring himself into the great unknown North, searching for the answer to a unique question: Why is he without a tuxedo? That’s how starts the amazing adventure of a little penguin and his being different; a great intuition on loneliness, feeling known to every human being, and on how living-experience is quite a way for learning. The play is based on one of Silvio d’Arzo’ short stories, who is today recognized as one of the best twentieth century Italian writers in the genre. Letizia Quintavalla created here, for Teatro delle Briciole, a show that is the result of a wonderful team work through the intense research of characters by the actors Salvatore Arena, Beatrice Baruffino and Agnese Scotti, with the very refined decor by Abel Herrero, the “Polar” atmospheres created by the elegant light-work of Massimo Consoli, and with the suggestive notes of the Band Ruvo from Puglia.
Silvio D’Arzo was born in 1920 in Reggio Emilia and died early in 1952. When he was fifteen he published a book of poems and short stories. He teaches and writes all his life going back and forth from short stories to poetry in an incessant work on the page inspired by the idea of absolute literature. His work will reach the public only after his death.