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winner the Girulà Award 2009 for Best Playwriting

Based on Aleksandr Sukhovo-Kobylin's Trilogy ("Krechinsky's Wedding", "The Case", and "The Death of Tarelkin")

De Falco's Wedding

Written by: Giovanni Del Prete and Rossella Milone
Directed by: Tommaso Pitta

The Maresca Case

Written by: Davide Morganti

Directed by: Alessandra Cutolo

The Death of Accountant Tarallo

Written by: Massimiliano Virgilio
Directed by: Fortunato Cerlino


Starring: Salvatore Cantalupo, Marco Mario de Notaris, Salvatore D’Onofrio, Andrea Di Maria, Giovanni Ludeno, Peppino Mazzotta, Lino Musella, Francesca Ponzio, Nunzia Schiano, Lorenzo Ambrosino, Anna Contino, Lino D’Ambrosio, Alberto De Roma, Gennaro Esposito, Anna La Marca, Umberto Romano and Eduardo Scarpetta

Set design: Armando Alovisi

Costume design: Alessandra Gaudioso and Francesca Balzano

Light design: Cesare Accetta

Produced by: Teatro Stabile di Napoli

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Michele De Falco's wedding is actually a scam. The scam organized by a professional gambler seeking a “wealthy and stupid bride” at the expense of the middle class family of Pietro Maresca. The story takes place in the 50’s, at the beginning of the "boom" years: fascination for innovation, desire and illusion dominate this first chapter of Vespertelli’s trilogy. The ending of this comedy certainly won’t be the wedding that Pietro Maresca thought it would… and neither the heist that Michele De Falco had in mind. But one thing is for sure: it will be fun.​


“The three directors Tommaso Pitta (’De Falco’s Wedding’), Alessandro Cutolo ('The Maresca Case’) and Fortunato Cerlino (’The Death of Accountant Tarallo’) did a great job as they focussed on the feverish atmosphere and frenetic rhythm of this ‘boulevard’ theatre. The greatest strength of the play are the protagonists of this waltz, a gathering of “miserables”; the exploited, exploiters, bureaucrats, fixers, gamblers who suck blood from each other. ‘I want money, I need money!’ is the mantra of their pleading, reminiscent of the clanging of bells at a ghost's funeral.”

Il Mattino, Enrico Fiore

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