The City

The City by Jacopo Gassmann
a play at Goldoni theater
The City

Step into the enigmatic world of “The City”, an enthralling play by Martin Crimp, beckoning at the Goldoni Theater from March 7th to 10th, 2024. Prepare for a darkly comedic and Kafkaesque exploration, delving into the intricate power dynamics of language.

The narrative orbits around Chris, employed in a sprawling corporation, teetering on the edge of dismissal, and Clair, a translator whose recent encounter with a renowned writer is shrouded in ambiguity. Their marital discord throbs palpably, festering in a chasm of miscommunication, rendering listening an elusive skill. As realism intertwines with fiction, the characters dissolve into their narratives, blurring the boundaries between reality and the surreal.

Martin Crimp, a notable and groundbreaking contemporary playwright, crafts a dense, multi-layered plot that pulses with restlessness. The tension between the protagonists crescendos into a delirium, encapsulating the absurdity and fragility of human connections.

Under the direction of Jacopo Gassmann, the stellar cast, featuring Lucrezia Guidone, Christian La Rosa, Lea Lucioli, Olga Rossi, and Jacopo Gassmann, promises to immerse audiences in a theatrical experience that challenges perceptions of reality and narrative. Gregorio Zurla’s captivating sets and costumes, coupled with Gianni Staropoli’s evocative lighting design, create an atmosphere that oscillates between the mundane and the surreal.

“The City” pulsates with Crimp’s signature style, amplified by Alessandra Serra’s compelling translation, offering an intriguing journey into the labyrinthine realms of human relationships and the intricate dance of words.


Location: Goldoni Theater, Venice

Schedule: March 7 – 10, 2024

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