The HKU Black Box
LG.54, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
7:30 Welcome Remarks
7:45 "Mari" starts
8:40 After-play discussion
9:30 Program ends
About Mari: Special Jury Prize, Riccione Award for Theater 2003. This a lovely musical duet in the dialect of Messina, dedicated by the author to all those who "love without words". It is the prolonged and repetitive goodbye of a husband, who dreads fishing alone, to his wife, who speaks incessantly in order to delay her return to the kitchen. Here too a voice vibrates sporadically interested in language, and casting the invisible net of a love spell, which traps movement to the rhythm of its score, and binds the two poignant figures to the sea night.
Written and directed by Tino Caspanello
Performed by: Tino Caspanello and Cinzia Muscolino.
Language: Italian (Sicilian) with English subtitles
Moderator: Professor Haun Saussy, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Chicago
Special thanks to Italian Chamber of Commerce and European Chamber of Commerce for supporting the event.