by and with Gianfranco Berardi Gabriella Casolari
directed by César Brie
Lighting and audio technician Daniela Vespa
Scenic elements Franco Casini and Roberto Spinaci
Musical collaboration Giancarlo Pagliara
In Fondo Agli Occhi is a play that addresses the theme of Crisis and the disease produced and derived from it. The investigation starts and develops from two different points of view: one real, in which blindness, a physical disease, becomes a special filter through which analyze the contemporary, and the other metaphorical, in which blindness is the condition of a whole angry and lost country that wanders in the dark looking for a way out. Who is blinder than those who live, without having a dream, a perspective in front of them, or those who, being aware of it, can do nothing but give in to despair? Enlightenment then: blindness, Gianfranco's illness is the metaphor through which to define Crisis, as a source of pain but at the same time an opportunity to re-evaluate the essential and get involved in the first person, revealing one for what he or she is. It therefore becomes inevitable to face the complementary aspect of the disease: the cure, the real experience that Gabriella lives on stage and in life. On stage, we see a bartender, Italia, disappointed and abandoned by her man, and Tiresia, her partner and blind lover. They tell their story, their missed dreams, their weaknesses and their hopes in a bar. They have been, are and always will be in "Crisis" like the country in which they live. The fiction, the mixing of experiences from the bar, autobiographical fragments and fantasies lead to the “depth of the eyes" of the writer and the listener.