Festival 2014 – 2 August, at 21:30
2 August, at 21:30
Villa Sforzesca, Castell'Azzara
Freely based on the homonymous novel by Jean-Claude Carrière
What do you expect from a maker of miracles? What to expect from him that twelve times a day claims to be the Power of God? What were hoping all those villagers, his disciples and fanatics who followed him relentlessly? The sky spoke to Simon as an open book, until the accident at Cana, when all of a sudden he saw a possible divine sign, which was addressed to another. Simon Magus walks along the thin line between truth and falsehood, charlatanism and sacredness, practicing the art of theatre which is based on a lie to tell a truth. It's a character unintentionally comical and loser of the Christian view, as timely as ever with his pulsions. A stubborn and arrogant lost between the planets and the constellations searching for a divine sign to have power over others or maybe for too much pity that feeds for others. And only at the end appears a surprising figure of Jesus, far from our catholic memories, profoundly simple and human.
Piazza Colonna 1
58033 Castel del Piano