Oliver Kemeid, a playwright writing in French but of North African origin, weaves wisely the knots of the epic myth with the biographical events of a contemporary age in which a universal, new and redeeming voyage takes place. The Aeneid by Virgil was already very different from the prototype of the hero portrayed by scholars at that time: he was fragile, humane and yet he was driven by the need to pursue the wishes of Destiny at all costs. This is a modern re-interpretation, faithful to Virgil’s classical epic, in which Kemeid narrates the events regarding his father following his arrival with his family in Canada after many peregrinations and countless difficulties.
Il Viaggio di Enea (Voyage of Aeneas)
By Olivier Kemeid from Virgil’s Aeneid
Adapted and directed by Emanuela Giordano
Teatro di Roma
On stage: 26 April – 7 May 2017