I Supermaschi

CapoTrave foto
a “Don Giovanni” in 2007
freely inspired by Moliere, Mozart/Da Ponte, Jarry

written and directed by Luca Ricci
with Simone Faloppa, Alessandro Roja (Rafaele Morellato Lampis), Massimo De Santis (Giuliano Polgar), Adriano Saleri
set and costumes design Ondina Santin
thanks to Corrado Fortuna, Daniele Grassetti, Marco Fumarola
produced by CapoTrave
substained by Regione Toscana, Comune di Pieve Santo Stefano (AR), Rialto Santambrogio in Roma

I feel the ambition of the conquerors, who fly relentlessly from victory to victory and cannot limit their purposes. I cannot restrain my impetus, nor the desire: I feel a heart to contain the whole earth, and like Alexander the Great I wish there were other worlds to extend my conquests of love there (Moliere, Don Giovanni)

Love is an act without importance, because it can be repeated endlessly(Alfred Jarry,The Supermale)

Don Giovanni won. Is anyone still scandalized by the exploits of the “great seducer”? Rather the opposite… If you don’t believe it, you’ve never been in the locker room of a soccer field. There, the real sport being practiced is sexual accounting. “Madam, this is the catalog…” we seem to hear in the background.
A work on today’s morality in the form of a farce. The myth of Don Giovanni is intertwined with a novel by Alfred Jarry (Le surmale, 1903). The elements of the legend are all there: the overcoming of human limitations, sexuality as a field of affirmation, male identity, cross-dressing, freedom of the individual, and the challenge to religion (which here is that of our time: science).

“The ascent of the Myth starts from the bottom, from the locker room of a soccer team, temple of free-range machismo (…) But soon the play turns into metaphysical farce, where the “goaaal” and Bar Sport chatter give way to Jarry’s Superman, while the locker room turns into an arena-alcove.” (Nico Garrone, La Repubblica)