THEATER

"Bros" by Romeo Castellucci

From 28 September to 02 October 2022 · ATHENS

Venue Details

Νeos Kosmos - Koukaki

Οnassis Cultural Centre Athens

107-109 Sygroy Avenue

Bros, as in brothers. Theater’s great iconoclast – the Italian director Romeo Castellucci – is staging a curious ritual that toys with law and order at Onassis Stegi.

Twenty-three men are central to this work. There is no requirement for them to be actors, and no conventional rehearsal process for them to go through beforehand. There is only a pact: they are there to follow orders, no matter how strange or baffling these may be. A monumental farce involving free will, played out on the Onassis Stegi Main Stage.

These men recruited by Romeo Castellucci – who are dressed and act like law enforcement officers – carry out commands fed to them via earpieces throughout the performance. There is no room here for improvisation of any kind. They must obey.

As disturbing as it is ingenious, Bros unfolds within a compaction of space and time – within a boundless present and an uncharted “somewhere/anywhere”. Law itself is set up to (in)visibly star alongside the on-stage throng. Romeo Castellucci orchestrates an awe-inspiring, existential farce that spurs us to re-examine our relationship with freedom, justice, violence, personal responsibility, critical thought, accountability, and obedience. The theater stage is transformed into a metaphysical setting through which humanity parades as a kind of subservient brotherhood, ready to rip its own flesh to shreds at any moment.

Credits:
Concept and direction: Romeo Castellucci
Music: Scott Gibbons
Collaboration in dramaturgy: Piersandra Di Matteo
Director assistants: Silvano Voltolina, Filippo Ferraresi
Standards written by Claudia Castellucci
Technical director: Eugenio Resta
Stage technician: Andrei Benchea
Light technician: Andrea Sanson
Sound technician: Claudio Tortorici
Costumes: Chiara Venturini
Stage sculptures and automations: Plastikart Studio
Costume creation: Atélier Grazia Bagnaresi
Latin translation: Stefano Bartolini
Production director: Benedetta Briglia
Promotion and distribution: Gilda Biasini
Production and tour: Giulia Colla
Organization: Caterina Soranzo
Technical headquarters team: Carmen Castellucci, Francesca Di Serio, Gionni Gardini
Administration: Michela Medri, Elisa Bruno, Simona Barducci
Economic consultancy: massimiliano coli                            

With: Valer Dellakeza and the Officers: Luca Nava, Sergio Scarlatella, with men from the street.

Note: 
The performance is suitable for ages 16 and up, as it contains nudity and frequent violence.

During the performance, water, fire, smoke, paint, and stun guns will be used.

Due to the loud music throughout the performance, earplugs will be provided to the audience. Theater’s great iconoclast – the Italian director Romeo Castellucci – is staging a curious ritual that toys with law and order at Onassis Stegi.

Ticket Details

Onassis Stegi Friends presale: from 7 SEP 2022, 17:00
General presale: from 10 SEP 2022, 17:00

Full price: 7 €, 18 €, 26 €, 38 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 14 €, 21 €, 30 €
Groups 10+ people: 13 €, 19 €, 27 €
Neighborhood residents: 7 €
Unemployed, People with disabilities: 5 €
Companions: 10 €
Group ticket reservations at [email protected]

When

From 28 September to 02 October 2022
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