Considerably ahead of his time, Ridley prophesied the “Second Life” era, almost 17 years ago. In this play – also thanks to the excellent staging directed by Elena Vannoni – you can read an allegorical analysis of the true reality that surrounds us, without any judgement, that are left to the audience. Two agoraphobic twins locked in their one-room apartment that becomes the place of a virtual as well as reassuring life; the world outside that terries and fascinates; precise and arcane rituals that seem to refer to the antropological studies by De Martino. Which of all these aspects leaks and creeps in the so-called “real life”? Horror, violence, nightmare. Do we want to do a quick search in such a parallel world of the web? No, thank you. A brave choice made by the company Teatricio, not only for the delicacy of contents, but also for the difculty of performance. Giving voice and body to characters such Haley and Presley is denitely not an everyday thing. And talented actors Andrea Peghinelli and Elisabetta Pastore put their best effort in order to accomplish that task. The couple Cosmo-Pitchfork is particularly appreciated, as Simone Di Pascasio and Francesco Mastrorilli use the right performing energy and sobriety, weighing their characters. All is directed with conscious and effective ideas. Once again Teatro dell’Orologio establishes itself as a good reference outside the antiquated traditional circuit.
in La Stampa