Founded and led by Tim Etchells, the historic Forced Entertainment company has gained attention for its extraordinary work on contemporary British drama. Among its most acclaimed plays is certainly Tomorrow’s Parties, a snapshot of the hopes and fears of an entire era. This is perhaps why, more than a decade after the play’s debut, Roberto Castello and Robin Arthur (among the company members) with the production of ALDES decided to translate and remount it (for the first time, not in the original language) to make it accessible to Italian audiences as well without the obstacle of subtitles.
A woman and a man, in a space framed only by a festoon of colored light bulbs, play at making hypotheses, from the most likely to the most paradoxical, about the future that awaits humankind. The mechanism, simple as it is, soon unleashes a firework of lucid, disenchanted, intimate, profound, and at times bitter, introspection.
Taking turns on stage to embody the Italian adaptation of the play are some of the best performers on our scene: Marco Cavalcoli or Roberto Rustioni with Simona Generali or Caterina Simonelli.
created by FORCED ENTERTAINMENT
direction Tim Etchells
played by Marco Cavalcoli or Roberto Rustioni with Simona Generali or Caterina Simonelli
Italian version curated by Robin Arthur
translation Roberto Castello
set design Richard Lowdon
set design realization Teatro del Giglio
lights design Francis Stevenson
technical manager Leonardo Badalssi
a coproduction ALDES, CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del FVG, Romaeuropa Festival, Dracma – Centro Sperimentale d’Arti Sceniche, ATP Teatri di Pistoia Centro di Produzione Teatrale
in collaboration with Dialoghi – Residenze delle arti performative a Villa Manin, Teatro del Giglio di Lucca
supported by MIC / Ministero della Cultura, REGIONE TOSCANA / Sistema Regionale dello Spettacolo
executive production ALDES
Tomorrow’s Parties (2011) is a Forced Entertainment production
Commissioned by Belluard Bollwerk International Fribourg.
Co-produced by Romaeuropa Festival, BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, Internationale Sommerfestival Hamburg, KaaitheaterBrussels, Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zurich.
With support from the Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation and Sheffield City Council
original project by Forced Entertainment
commissioned by Belluard Bollwerk International Fribourg Coproduced by BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, Internationale Sommerfestival Hamburg, Kaaitheater Brussels, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zurich
supported by Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation e Sheffield City Council