1789. The French Revolution involves and shakes the whole Europe, and lays the foundation of the world we live in. But what’s left of it, 230 years later? Elvira Frosini and Daniele Timpano, joined for the first time on stage by Marco Cavalcoli, sharp and ruthlessly ironic, are once again ready to explore and unmask the Western culture, its symbols, its rethoric. Final goal is the very essence of its founding myths. Past and present, French and Italian history, modernity and postmodernity overlap on the stage : our "democratic" lives and our idea of revolution are questioned. Is a revolution still possible? What kind of revolution? Isn’t it anything outdated, belonging to the 20th century and closed into an other time, another History?
(traslation by Caterina Cavallo)
Elvira Frosini and Daniele Timpano. Authors, directors and actors. Their works have been shown in many theaters, festivals, and performative contexts in Italy and abroad: Romaeuropa Festival, Teatro Argentina in Rome, Teatro Elfo Puccini, Bassano Opera Estate, B.Motion Festival, Festival Inequilibrio, Armunia Castiglioncello (Li), Theatre of the Cough, Colline Torinesi Festival, Teatro Bellini in Naples, Teatro India in Rome, Short Theatre Festival in Rome, Civil Theatre Festival, Face to Face, Theatre de la Ville in Paris, Place à l’Art performance and La Nuit Blanche in Paris, Asti Theatre.
Some of their plays are : Dux in box (2006), Reperto# 01 (2006), Ecce robot! (2007), Sì l’ammoreno (2009), Risorgimento pop (written with Marco Andreoli, 2009), Ciao bella (2010), Digerseltz (2012), Aldo morto – tragedia (2012), Zombitudine (2013), Alla città morta. Prima epistola ai romani (2014), Carne (2016), Acqua di colonia (2016). The Aldo morto show was nominated for the Ubu Prize in 2012 as the best new drama, it won the Critics’ Prize Network in 2012 and 2013 for the NICO prize GARRONE progetto speciale Aldo morto 54. Frosini and Timpano have performed Rombi tuoni scoppi scrosci tonfi boati for RaiRadio3, made for the centennial of the Italian Futurism. In 2014 Rai5 has made a broadcast about them in the loop Roma: la nuova drammaturgia.
Acqua di colonia (2016) was applied for the 2017 Ubu Award for Best Dramatic Novelties and published by Cue Press. The new work Ottantanove has made its debut in 2020 and has already won the Riccione Prize "Franco Quadri" 2019; it has been translated into Spanish and was shown in November 2020 at the Teatro Valle Inclan in Madrid - Centro Dramatico Nacional.