A homage to Gianni Rodari
from an idea of Valerio Bongiorno
with Valerio Bongiorno, Sara Cicenia
live piano Gabriele Bernardi
set Marco Muzzolon
costumes Mirella Salvischiani
sound effects Marco Pagani
postcards Sergio Menescardi
lighting Matteo Crespi
text and direction Riccardo Colombini
A train station. Leaving and coming trains and travellers waiting to depart.
A conductore and a traveller meet by chance and find out their train has been unexpectedly cancelled. And this is not the only surprise for them: a pianist with sunglasses lives right there! And he conjures postcards! Yes, illustrated postcards: old-fashioned and out-of-date objects nobody cares for anynmore… Strange things then start to happen: the postcards tell stories and inspire songs. Stories and songs of absent-minded children that, walking, lose parts of their body; stories of chocolate roads, flying cakes and ice-cream palaces; stories of castles in the clouds…
Stories and songs inspired to the imaginary of number #1 Italian author for children Gianni Rodari, the great wizard of words.
The train station starts to change and the three characters start a new and unexpected journey…
A musical show for everyone.
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
Recommended age: 6+
Techniques used: acting, live music
Running time: approx. 50 mins
Minimum stage size: 6 X 7 m
Total load current: 16 KV
Set-up time: approx. 3 hrs
Dismantling time: approx. 1 hr