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SARAH - Sarah Bernhardt's Memoires is a play by Eric- Emmanuel Schmitt, which the actress Antonia Di Francesco, the actor Alessandro Moser and the director Luca Pizzurro decided to bring on stage, trying to offer something different to the particular area in which they usually work.
The area we talk about is Ostia: a pretty big area on the sea side, very close to Rome, actually, still part of the big ancient city, but considered a sobourb not very quite and safe. An area which desperately needs culture and art to colour of Beauty its own realness, not so gray and poor of motivations as the Media love to design it. The actress Antonia Di Francesco has been working on this area since 30 years, and she opened the first theatre in Ostia. She always have cared to create culture and art trought the theatre and since ever she struggles to keep open his precious space even if sometime is hard without any economical help from the Institutions.
Antonia has always been in love with a show she saw when she was a very young girl. She didn' t remember a lot about the play, she only remembered it was acted by two mervallous actors, Lea Massari, impersonating the Great Sarah Bernhardt, and Gastone Moschin, playing her personal secretary Mr. George Pitou. She felt it was time for her to measure with a such character and for Ostia to welcome the beatiful story of this legend of the Art as Sarah Bernhardt.
Because she could'n t find out the script of this play, called a 35 y .o. actor of Ostia, Alessandro Moser, moved away from Ostia years ago to get his Education in big cities, but still very attached to his "marine subourb". He reaches out the title of the script, and translate it from English. The story was too charming and poetic not to tell it on the stage.
So they decide to call the director Luca Pizzurro, a sensitive and full of grace artist. His reading of biographies is always poetic and concerned with humanity. And at the same time even Luca feels as an urgency the need to feed the suburbs with culture. He is the director of Teatro del Torrino, another periferic theater, not far from Ostia.
The beautiful collaboration of the threes, their necessity to move the people with Arts, their common devotion made a Magic! A show which many people in Ostia saw and said: it has to continue and go farer to testify that Ostia can mean Culture!,
That' s why we ask you to join our Productions with a small contribuite, in change of which we are happy to send you a small memory!
Why you should help us!
Our plan is to play SARAH - Le memorie di Sarah Bernhardt in as many places as we can. To do this we are setting up a new date of our show in Teatro Trastevere, Rome, on May 8th, so that some real productions can watch it and send us all around!
Also, in Summer we are scheduled to join different Festival in Italy, that's why to efford all these expences we need your help!
Who are we?
Luca Pizzurro è nato a Roma nel 1977.Agli studi classici e al DAMS unisce un percorso formativo che lo mette in contatto con le tecniche recitative di maestri del teatro come Eugenio Barba, Jerzy Grotowsky, Dario Fo.Dal 1993 inizia una brillante e intensa carriera di autore e regista che lo vede nei teatri nazionali ed europei, nonché in produzioni televisive al fianco di importanti registi e attori italiani, tra i quali Arnoldo Foà, Giancarlo Sepe, Walter Manfrè , Silvio Giordani, Luigi De Filippo, Monica Guerritore, Nando Gazzolo, Erica Blanc, Silvio Spaccesi, Nino Castelnuovo.
Antonia Di Francesco è nata a Milano il 1965. 25 marzo 1997 - Laurea in lettere con lode, Università di Roma LA SAPIENZA – Diploma Scuola di recitazione LA SCALETTA diretta da G. Diotaiuti (ha studiato con A. Pierfederici, M. Bertini, G. Colli, Giuseppe Manzari)1985/87 – Speaker e spot pubblicitari per alcune radio locali1986/88 – Spot pubblicitari per alcune televisioni locali1987/89 –Conduzione di “Patapum”, trasmissione per bambini in onda su Quarta Rete1988 – Sketches realizzati per FANTASTICO, RAI UNO, con Enrico Montesano1989 – “Tosca” e “La Traviata”, Comp. ALI.CO.RO. Roma, (Tournée Estiva). (Coro, voce contralto)1989/90 - "Il pipistrello" di Johann Strauss Jr., "La baiadera" di Emmerich Kalman, “La vedova allegra” di F.Lehar , regia Giorgio Pressburger , NUOVA COMPAGNIA DI OPERETTE F.T. (Ruolo: parti comiche,canto, ballo)2004/2005 - "Un posto all’ombra" mini fiction in due puntate in onda su Supernova;“Al posto tuo” su Rai Due, intervento con Paola Perego. Dal 1989 al 1992 effettua attività di doppiaggio. Dal 1993 fonda e dirige il TEATRO DAFNE, ad Ostia Lido
Alessandro Moser è nato a Roma il 1981. Dopo una prima formazione presso lo Stabile del Veneto con Alberto Terrani, frequenta l’Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica Silvio D’Amico di Roma. Si perfeziona negli Stati Uniti presso l’ A.C.T. di San Francisco e con registi quali Serena Sinigaglia, Leo Moscato e Filippo Renda. E’ attore professionista dal 2001 e ha lavorato, tra gli altri, con Luca De Fusco, Dino Verde, Gigi Proietti, Lorenzo Salveti, Max Farau, Francesco Manetti, Maurizio Colombi, Franca Valeri, Francesco Montanari.
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SARAH - Le Memorie di Sarah Bernhardt
In Summer 1922, the grteat actress Sarah Bernhradt dictates her Memoires to her personal Assistant George Pitou.
Considered one of the best actress in the Nineteenth Century, she performed not only in Paris, but also in U.S.A. and Sweden, and she was part of some movies of the new Cinema Industry. She was among the first stars to build her images untill she becomes a myth.