There are photos with Mario Giusti and those with Michele Abruzzo and Umberto Spadaro. There are those with Vincenzo Consolo, Leonardo Sciascia and Gesualfo Bufalino and then those with Fioretta Mari, Ida Carrara and Mariella Lo Giudice. And then there are the stage costumes, the scripts, the pens, the posters and the kit of personal objects to tell the life of Turi Ferro as an artist, but also a piece of history of the Catania theater. “Turi Ferro and the Teatro Stabile. Story of a love “, is the exhibition dedicated to the relationship between Turi Ferro and the Teatro Stabile of Catania” of which he was founder and pillar “, confirms Sarah Zappulla Muscarà:” the natural heir of a rich multiform heritage that has its roots in an ancient theatrical humus made up of generations of puppeteers, ferments of commedia dell’arte, legacies of oral culture, an innate and instinctive talent. ” Curated by Enzo and Sarah Zappulla Muscarà, it is also the first stage of a long journey that in the coming months will unfold in a series of initiatives – exhibitions, seminars, shows, publications, documentaries – created in collaboration with the Humanities Department of the University of Catania, with the Domenico Sanfilippo publisher foundation, with the Institute of the history of the Sicilian show and with the Turi Ferro Foundation.
The exhibition hosted at the Stabile will be open to the public from 1 March, albeit with entrances regulated by quota shifts per time slot and with reservations required. A first step towards normality lived with emotion. “I am particularly happy that this exhibition dedicated to Turi Ferro is the first appointment to return to meet us live in our theater” – comments the director Laura Sicignano: “Our tribute to Turi Ferro has not only a celebratory intent, but is also a message of hope, of rebirth that brings with it vitality, that which is proper to theatrical creation, that which manages to express a role in history, in interpreting it as well as in knowing how to renew it. The figure of Turi Ferro as an actor emerged in the Italian post-war artistic scenario: he himself worked as an artist capable of contributing at that time to the reconstruction of the country. Like him, today we are going through a contingency that has a lot to do with the rebirth and reconstruction of society as a whole, the theater wants to do its part, it wants and must start again and we are very ready. In this sense Turi Ferro inspires us ».
The exhibition of photos, videos and precious period documents is a journey through images through the artistic itinerary of the protagonist, the only interpreter of an exceptional adventure that ended twenty years ago. The exhibition will remain open until 10 May 2021 and will be open from Monday to Friday with one-hour shifts from 2.30pm to 7.30pm. Reservation required through the box office or directly online on Eventbrite.
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