The Shipwreck Trilogy

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I/III Lampedusa Beach

Lampedusa Beach is the first of three works which make up the Trilogia del Naufragio (the Shipwreck trilogy) by Lina Prosa. Written in 2003, it was produced and staged in 2013 in Paris by the Comédie Française.


It is an intense monologue on clandestine immigration, the poetic and dramatic testimony of Shauba, a young African woman shipwrecked off the shores of Lampedusa. Swallowed by the sea, Shauba recounts her own experience: the dream of a better life and the injustices of the world, but also her primordial bond with water, with her Mediterranean identity.

“The drowned words of Shauba - explains Lina Prosa - give life to an underwater odyssey in which the end, the arrival on the sea bed, is a long breath which tells a story”.


Lampedusa Beach

from the Trilogia del Naufragio (Shipwreck Trilogy) I / III


Written and directed by Lina Prosa

Set & Light Design, Visuals | Paolo Calafiore

Costume Design | Mela Dell’Erba


Cast | Elisa Lucarelli


A Teatro Biondo Stabile di Palermo production.


27 October – 4 November 2015

At the Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d'Europa, Italy

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II/III Lampedusa Snow

Lampedusa Snow is the second chapter in the Trilogia del Naufragio (the Shipwreck Trilogy) by Lina Prosa. Inspired, like Lampedusa Beach (at the Teatro Grassi from 27 October to 4 November 2015), by newest events, this pièce is another first person account of a tragic odyssey.


A few years ago, due to the overcrowding in the immigrant reception centre, a number of immigrants were transferred to another centre located at an altitude of about 1800 metres. Mohamed is one of these immigrants: with a second-hand sweatshirt which is too big for him, the young African engineer, tired with the seemingly never-ending wait, decides to look for a way to reach the other side of the mountain. Thus begins a difficult climb during which he has a surreal encounter with a partisan who speaks to him of the revolution and sings him Bella ciao. Ever more breathless, Mohamed is engulfed by the cold and the snow until the last breath of life escapes him.


Lampedusa Snow

from the Trilogia del Naufragio (Shipwreck Trilogy) II / III


Written and directed by Lina Prosa

Set, light and video Design | Paolo Calafiore

Costume Design | Mela Dell'Erba


Cast | Federico Lima Roque


A Teatro Biondo di Palermo production


10 – 15 May 2016

at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d'Europa, Italy

Performance

Lina Prosa

27 octobre, 2015 - 15 mai, 2016