Social Cohesion Days
II edition

26 - 27 - 28 May, 2016
Reggio Emilia

Theatrical performance “Potevo Essere io”

26 May, at 21:00
Cavallerizza Theatre


Theatrical performance “Potevo Essere io” by Renata Ciaravino, with Arianna Scommegna

A show dedicated to the children we were and we’ll never stop being; a show dedicated to those who survived childhood.

Children with southerner parents who played in the yard throwing balloons filled with blades; mothers who cleaned hospitals; feet that got tangled in peep toe tennis shoes – homemade cut to transform them into sandals and save money. Guys who spit into each other’s face at the park, after having pulled their hair at a city pool, who drove the wrong way down the highway on a bet, who made love in empty supermarket parking lots. Those children then grew: each one of them going blind trying to save themselves. But what will save us? How many times we said: “It could be me, but then, it wasn’t.”

“It could be me” is the tale of a girl and a boy who from the same yard will grow up together. Same departure, but different ending and life in between.

The storyteller, Arianna Scommegna, is that girl who tries to understand – together with the audience – what were these two stories. With the help of the video “It could be me”, she tells a story without being a pure storytelling show, a show that looks for lightness, where comedy breaks into tragedy.



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