Come un granello di sabbia

Come un granello di sabbia / Like a grain of sand Giuseppe Gulotta, storia di un innocente / story of an innocent (Premio selezione In-box blu 2016)

At the age of 18, Giuseppe Gulotta, a young construction worker with a life like many others, is arrested and forced to confess the murder of two policemen in “Alkamar”, small barracks in the province of Trapani. The crime hides an unspeakable mystery: secret services and statesmen who deal with neo-fascist groups, arms trafficking and drugs. In order to cover up the silence, any scapegoat would do. Gulotta lived 22 years locked up in jail for a crime he did not commit and 36 years of legal hell. He never escaped. He struggled with dignity, remaining there come un granello di sabbia (like grain of sand) in an infernal spiral until the obstinately sought and obtained revision process (the tenth one of a long series) when he was definitively released.

“It is an intense performance. There is rigour in the way it is designed, lived, performed, acted, not only with the “political” certainty concretely contributing to the construction of a serious, free and democratic conscience in our country but also with the right awareness that the truth is the only honesty that theatre can guarantee (…).”
Paolo Randazzo / / Come un granello di sabbia

“Every now and then, one can watch performances that have a necessary raison d’être, plays that tell stories without rhetoric, without trying at all costs to seduce the audience, that keep us awake, make us reflect and above all have a soul (…), performances that gift us with true “theatre moments”.” Marco Menini / Krapp’s last post / Un granello di sabbia grande come un macigno


Mana Chuma Teatro

Contemporary theatre company managed by Massimo Barilla and Salvatore Arena rooted in Strait of Messina, mainly engaged in social theatre and new dramaturgy. Its latest performance

“Come un granello di sabbia” was among the winners of the prestigious Premio Selezione In-box 2016. Mana Chuma represented the Italian narration theatre at the Fête du livre et des cultures italiennes in Paris. Three of its original works were translated into French as part of the promotion of Italian dramaturgy by the Maison Antoine Vitez and presented in various forms in Paris and in Brussels. Other works have been finalists for the Ustica Theatre Award and the Riccione Award. Mana Chuma has collaborated with nationally renowned artists including: Marco Baliani, Maria Maglietta, Marcello Chiarenza, Lucia Sardo, Mimmo Cuticchio, Luciano Nattino and coproduced with important organisations or festivals such as the Teatro delle Briciole (Teatro Stabile di Innovazione – Parma), the Casa degli Alfieri (Teatro Stabile di Innovazione – Asti) and the AstiTeatro Festival. Mana Chuma is one of the promoters of the Parco Horcynus Orca in the framework of which it is responsible for theatrical production and artistic programming. In 2005, it has obtained the patronage of the Ente Teatrale Italiana on its overall activity.

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