Play at Teatro Foce


Sunday, July 5, 2015, at 20:30

Teatro Foce, Lugano

Theatrical collective Giullari di Gulliver

Performance: “Tolstoj in Astàpovo


The program

The evening will begin at 19:30. It is planned, right after a welcome and greeting, a moment of networking and a solidarity cocktail. The proceeds will be allocated to the project of the Association Culture Ticino Network to support the orphanage Bethany House Sto. Niño in the Philippines.
Following will begin the play, with start at 20:30.

The price of tickets for the show will be 15.- Chf for adults.
For children, students, senior citizens and holders of Amici LongLake card the ticket will be of 10.- Chf.


The play

Leo Tolstoj, 82 years old, is forced by an illness to get off the train on which he was making his escape from home. He finds himself at the little station of Astàpovo, accompanied by his personal doctor, one of his daughters and a copyist. Ozolin, the stationmaster, welcomes and hosts them. Unbeknownst to the writer, out of the house of the stationmaster gather journalists, photographers and videographers, friends and family members of Tolstoy, ordinary people, police forces and representatives of the Church. In the meantime, in the room in which it is accommodated, Tolstoj met and revives a kaleidoscope of memories of his life.

Length: ca. 90 minutes
Dramaturgy: Prisca Mornaghini
Directors: Prisca Mornaghini e Antonello Cecchinato

Actresses and actors: Aida Ilic, Caterina Longchamp, Prisca Mornaghini, Mario Cavallo, Antonello Cecchinato, Mattia Gusberti, Giovanni Menini, Andrea Pizzamiglio, Claudio Riva, Kevin Parisi, Daniele Zanella, Savane Portaluri.


Theatrical collective Giullari di Gulliver

The collective is an expressive theatrical laboratory in which professional volunteers and disabled interact with one another, both in artistic and educational field.
The group has been active for 12 years and is an integral part of the socio-cultural activities of Association Giullari di Gulliver (Gulliver’s Jesters) which since twenty years promotes theater projects in collaboration with schools, institutes and associations.

Click HERE to view the event poster.