De Falco's Wedding

Project "Vespertelli", winner the Girulà Award 2009 for Best Playwriting

based on the play “Krecinskij’s Wedding” by Aleksandr Kobylin

starring: Salvatore Cantalupo, Marco Mario De Notaris, Salvatore D’Onofrio, Vincenzo Giordano, Peppino Mazzotta, Lino Musella, Francesca Ponzio, Nunzia Schiano, Anna La Marca and Eduardo Scarpetta

directed by Tommaso Pitta

written by Rossella Milone and Giovanni Del Prete

set design: Armando Alovisi

costume design: Alessandra Gaudioso and Francesca Balzano

light design: Cesare Accetta

 

produced by Teatro Stabile di Napoli

synopsis

The wedding of Michele De Falco 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.

reviews

“The three directors Tommaso Pitta (’De Falco’s Wedding’), Alessandro Cutolo (’Maresca’s Procedure’), and Fortunato Cerlino (’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