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13 December 2022 20:30 Export to Calendar

Teatro Verdi

Via dei Livello, 32
Padova, 35139 Italia

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13 December 2022 @ 20:30 - 22:30

As part of the celebratory events for the 800th anniversary of the University of Padua, the academic community is invited on 13 December for an exclusive theatrical performance dedicated to Pier Paolo Pasolini entitled Pa’ at the Teatro Verdi in Padua.  Pa’ is directed by Marco Tullio Giordana featuring Luigi Lo Cascio and is produced by the Teatro Stabile del Veneto – National Theater.

Pa’ pays tribute to Pasolini’s immense legacy as a poet, filmmaker, writer and defining public intellectual of 20th-century Italy. Directed by Marco Tullio Giordana, the theatrical performance brings a new voice to Francesco De Gregori’s 1985 song a Pa’ which emanates Pasolini’s cultural significance to Italian society.

Giordana explains, “After his assassination, I never wondered what would remain of him, but I always wondered what his critics would say. (…) Pasolini did not want to be a prophet, his was a battle cry that rose only to face a decline, rather than treating him as a visionary plagued by misfortune. More than the desolate representation of Italy that no longer exists, it strikes me how necessary it was for him to wear himself out and put himself at risk, even physically, to decipher and describe his country. Something that does not only concern the mind but the body, the flesh, and the blood.

This performance offers an account of a topic which must be spoken of, without worrying too much about appearing partial or arbitrary. On the other hand, Pasolini is someone we all know, he belongs to us, as it should be, and he is none other than ours. Indeed the ‘suo’ of him is used because there is no word, comma, a paragraph that does not come from his work so much so that we could define it as an autobiography in verse.”

The University of Padua community enjoys a special price of €10 for Unipd staff and €5 for Unipd students; tickets are only available to be purchased online via a link sent by Unipd email. Ticket orders are set at a maximum of two per person (1 Unipd + 1 guest).

The event is SOLD OUT.

Photo by Serena Pea