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Madama Bovary, a Piedmontese Flaubert in Dronero

First appointment in Dronero for Spaesamenti, the widespread season of the civic theatres of Caraglio, Busca and Dronero organized by Santibriganti.

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On Friday 22nd November at 9.00 pm at the Teatro Iris in Piazza Martiri, “Madama Bovary” will be staged with Lorena Senestro of the Teatro della Caduta. As you can already guess from the title, the actress, who also worked on the dramaturgical adaptation, reinvents Gustave Flaubert’s Emma Bovary in a Piedmontese key. The characters and the atmosphere of the novel are recalled through verses by Cesare Pavese and Guido Gozzano, and more modern authors of the song, such as Jacques Brel and Vasco Rossi, and are highlighted by the original music of the composer Eric Maestri.

The existential vicissitudes of Emma Bovary offer a collection of highly topical themes: the fear of acting, the false chimeras, and the dialectic between city and province, between new and tradition. On stage, Lorena Senestro adopts unusual and anti-naturalistic solutions to generate surprise or displacement in the viewer: the versatility of the voice, the good taste as opposed to the bad, the ridiculous reversed in the pathetic. “The intention” she explains “is to clear the Piedmontese dialect from its regional borders and from the comic registers to which it has been historically relegated”. The use of the dialect, therefore, serves to construct the pathetic register, which is the key to the show and the condition of the protagonist, whose battle is “against the ignorance of the world. But it is a battle lost at the start”.

After the show, in the foyer of the Theatre there will be the traditional appointment “Tarallucci e Vino”, dedicated to the public and to the artists.

Teatro Iris – Dronero

Piazza Martiri, 5 – Dronero (CN)


Adult € 13 – Reduced € 10 – Special reduction € 8

The shows starts at 9 pm

Theatre box opening one hour before the show.

Information, reservations and purchase

Municipality of  Dronero

Ufficio Turistico Valle Maira: +39 0171 917080 •

Santibriganti Teatro

+39.011.645740 (da lun a ven h. 12.30-16.30) •

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