Idea and creation: Sotterraneo
Cast: three children, Sara Bonaventura, Claudio Cirri
Dramaturgy: Daniele Villa
Light design: Marco Santambrogio
Graphic design: Massimiliano Mati
Costume designers: Laura Dondoli, Sofia Vannini
What would you like to be when you grow up?
BE LEGEND! is a serial project, a docu-fiction series exploring how historical or fictional characters who are now legends may have been like as children: Hamlet, Joan of Arc, Adolf Hitler.
In each episode we look at a different character. In each city, 3 different children will have 24 hours to embody these eminent personalities at the age of 10 – their gestures, their environment, their games.
In the character’s younger self we will look out for those key traces that made him or her myths in their adult life, or we’ll simply impose these traits upon them as in a reverse prophecy.
Sotterraneo is a theatre research collective founded in Florence (Italy) in 2005 and since that has been present in many italian and international festivals. Sotteraneo have received some of the most important national and international theatre awards; they received the Ubu Special Award in and the Best of Be Tour award at Birmingham’s BE festival.
A coproduction Associazione Teatrale Pistoiese, Centrale Fies with the support of BE Festival (Birmingham), Opera Estate Festival Veneto, Regione Toscana and artistic residencies Centrale Fies, Associazione Teatrale Pistoiese, Armunia, Warwick Arts Centre