Winner of the international competition "L'altro Festival" in Lugano
Gianfranco Berardi and Gabriella Casolari
Direction and Lights Design
With the supervision of
The play Briganti was born in February 2000 through pure historical-social research. In fact, the work deals with the themes of post-unification southern brigandage (1860-61); the play takes place in a prison cell of the former Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, where, through the memories of a young southerner who fell prisoner in battle, events that marked the life of the populations of southern Italy are relived. The entire universe of narrated facts is inspired by historical documents of events that really happened and often overlooked by official historiography. However, the world of popular oral tradition is mixed with them, not without fantastic ideas.