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Pier Paolo Pasolini

Amado Mio

Amado Mio

Slovensko mladinsko gledališče, Gledališče ŠKUC
16. 10. 2010, 21.00 // OLD HALL - STARA DVORANA
Running time 1 hour 20 minutes. No interval.

26. 9. 2009 Stara pošta, Ljubljana

Director Ivan Peternelj
Translator and assistant Milan Štefe
Costume designer Barbara Stupica
Set designer Ema Kugler
Composer Mitja Vrhovnik Smrekar
Lighting designer Matjaž Brišar
Language consultant Mateja Dermelj

Blaž Šef
Ivan Peternelj

Possibly one of Pasolini’s most intimate prose works in perfect harmony with the idyllic Friulian countryside and fi lled with memories of the town of Idria, where the author lived when he was nine, Amado mio is a story about love during the turbolence of World War Two, which bloomed into two short, posthumously published novels entitled Atti impuri and Amado mio, published in a single volume. The time he spent in Casarsa left an indelible mark on his life, above all his fl ight in 1948, after a young man confessed to a priest and admitted having a sexual relationship with Pasolini. This scandalous fact made his life in a provincial environment impossible and unbearable. The common thread of the play is the relationship between Pasolini and his beloved one - an explosion of suppressed sensuality and sin, but also "an abstract, eternal moment of pure desire" that blossoms during the absurd time of the Second World War, when the fear of death is mixed with the banal and the obscene, when the atmosphere is perverted and suffocating. Through their stories, both protagonists address the audience directly, providing light and sound themselves, as if it were a privately stagedevent, an anti-performance rather than a classical production.