Theatre: in Marsala the story of Salvatore Carnevale’s mother

(ANSA) – MARSALA, DECEMBER 29 – “Sciara – Prima c’agghiorna”, the story of the mother of Salvatore Carnevale, the socialist trade unionist killed by the mafia on May 16, 1955, will be performed on January 5 at the “Eliodoro Sollima” municipal theater of Marsala. The show was written and will be interpreted by the actress-director Luana Rondinelli, The music is from “I Musicanti” by Gregorio Caimi and directed by Giovanni Carta.

At the end of the performance, the book/audiobook (in Sicilian with an Italian translation) taken from the show, published by Navarra publisher, will be presented “so that – underlines a note from the press office – everyone can bring this exceptional story with them and bring it back to life “.

The play, written by Rondinelli based on the novel “Francesca Serio. La madre” by Franco Blandi, aims to make the heartbeat of a mother “feel” who sided with her son against inequalities, for the conquest of labor rights and above all against the mafia.

Seven chapters set to music by Gregorio Caimi to make Salvatore/Turiddo known from when he was born, that is from “Lu partu”, until his death. All through the eyes of the first “socialist mother” in history, who is not afraid to face the mafia and above all to denounce the murderers of her son.

A modern show directed by Giovanni Carta, who says: “Franca Serio is a Sicilian mother and in our history, as in reality, she will become a contemporary mother also thanks to the body, the sound, the material of our language, which from time to time it can transform itself into a caress or a claw and, in any case, remain indelible”. And Luana Rondinelli explains: “I divided the text into seven scenes (Lu Parto, Lu Travagghio, Sciara, La politica, Le Menacce, La Mafia E Lu Parto) plus a painful dirge dedicated to Salvatore Carnevale and I imagined Francesca from the first moment in which she takes her son in her arms, from that moment they will be linked in an incredible life path to defend others and subvert with their courage that system that no one had ever rebelled against, out of fear.But a mother fears nothing when he has to defend his son. He has no limits.” .