Accademia Teatrale of Roma Sofia Amendolea
Bad People in Guantanamo
LE NUVOLE TEATRO / ROMATEATROFESTIVAL (Roma)
With: Stefano Vitantonio, Chiara Marchetti, Alessandro Piantini, Silvia Torino, Pierluigi Bevilacqua, Ramona Genna, Vincenzo Paolicelli.
Costums: Monica Raponi
Director: Fabio Omodei
performance in support Amnesty International under the auspieces of Associazione Stampa Romana
Entrance limited above age 14, because of violent content
The story is known to all: after September 11, started circulating photographs depicting violence and abuse on prisoners naked and blindfolded by the soldiers, inside the prisons designed to keep potential terrorists. The practice of humiliating prisoners, sometimes torturing them to death was well known on the higher level of hierarchy. The soldiers exchanged photos in which they are seen in explicit sexual acts or exhibiting naked wounded prisoners as hunting trophies. These images traveled all over the world. The performance is based on the true story of a group of Pakistanis from Tipton, England, who left for Pakistan on the occasion of the marriage of one of them, with a girl from Punjab. During the journey they got arrested and taken to a high security Prison. The youngsters remained in jail for over two years, until they could prove their innocence. They came out two years later, after being subjected to brutal physical and psychological torture, completely exonerated from any charge of terrorism. The provocative, irreverent, grotesque and sometimes absurd spirit of the performance, represents the violence that unleashes more violence, the revenge that triggers other revenge. The hatred that triggers more hatred. The performance is dedicated to all victims of torture of war, of any nation. At the end everyone loses. At the end, all are killers, all are victims. We can only ask: WHY.
ENTRANCE: 7 euro
DISCOUNTED: 5 euro