By Cristian Ceresoli, with Silvia Gallerano | A PRODUCTION OF FRIDA KAHLO PRODUCTIONS AND RICHARD JORDAN PRODUCTIONS, PRODUZIONI FUORIVIA IN ASSOCIATION WITH SUMMERHALL (EDINBURGH) AND TEATRO VALLE OCCUPATO (ROMA) EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION & TOUR MANAGING MARCO PAVANELLI TECHNICIAN GIORGIO GAGLIANO
MAY 2 – 13, 2017
Direct from its trailblazing sell-out runs in Rome, London, Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Sao Paulo, Madrid and Adelaide, La Merda, Cristian Ceresoli’s acclaimed hit production, make its Canadian premiere at The Cultch as part of its world tour.
Winner of The Scotsman Fringe First and Stage newspaper Best Actress Award, legendary Italian actress Silvia Gallerano presents Cristian Ceresoli’s provocative feminist script. La Merda is a rapid fire proclamation mapping the dark and sometimes disturbing train of thought of a young woman obsessed with finding fame at any cost. She sings and howls a stream of consciousness that reveals – with rage and poetry – revolting human secrets, and a modern society that is powerful, desperate, vulnerable, and cutting. In a three part monologue, all performed completely naked, Gallerano’s compelling rants probe the depth of modern society, politics, mental health, female sexuality, and the patriarchy. This powerful, angry and urgent play is truly shocking, brilliant, and unmissable.
THE DRAW: “Extraordinary, uncompromising and entirely unforgettable” — The Times, UK
Presented with the Italian Cultural Centre
May 2, 8PM: Opening Night
May 3 – 6, 9 – 13: 8PM
May 7: 2PM
May 3 & 9: 8PM
May 7: 2PM
Production Support: Charlotte & Sonya Wall
A production of Frida Kahlo Productions and Richard Jordan Productions, Produzioni Fuorivia
In association with Summerhall (Edinburgh) and Teatro Valle Occupato (Roma)
Executive Production & Tour Managing Marco Pavanelli
Technician Giorgio Gagliano