Socrates, the Survivor /Just like leaves, by Anagoor Company (Italy) > (12/09/2018)

In an era such as ours, characterised by whirlwind changes, the question of education seems to have become both a marginal theme and an insurmountable mountain, constantly and insufficiently bypassed by partial school reforms which mortify teachers and pupils and the very process of knowledge.
With Socrate il sopravvissuto Anagoor enters a classroom in a school just like many others. It does so by following the pages of the novel by Antonio Scurati, Il sopravvissuto, assuming the point of view of those whose place is before a group of youngsters, charged with their education. This is no theatrical representation of the novel: a number of the most emblematic pages of the book intertwine with other stories, other words, other dimensions of time: in this case the final moments of Socrate’s life, surrounded by his disciples before being sentenced to death.

Socrates, the Survivor /Just like leaves

Based on the novel Il Sopravvissuto by Antonio Scurati
With additions loosely inspired by Plato, Cees Nooteboom and Georges I. Gurdjieff
direction: Simone Derai
With: Marco Menegoni, Iohanna Benvegna, Marco Ciccullo, Matteo D’Amore, Piero Ramella, Margherita Sartor, Massimo Simonetto, Mariagioia Ubaldi, Francesca Scapinello
Costumes: Serena Bussolaro, Simone Derai
Music and sound design: Mauro Martinuz
Video: Simone Derai, Giulio Favotto
With Domenico Santonicola (Socrates), Piero Ramella (Alcibiades), Francesco Berton, Marco Ciccullo, Saikou Fofana, Giovanni Genovese, Elvis Ljede, Jacopo Molinari, Piermaria Muraro, Massimo Simonetto
Masks: Silvia Bragagnolo, Simone Derai
Aerial shots: Tommy Ιlai, Camilla Marcon
Concept and editing: Simone Derai, Giulio Favotto
Director of photography and post production: Giulio Favotto / Otium
Stageplay: Simone Derai, Patrizia Vercesi
An Anagoor 2016 production
A Festival delle Colline Torinesi, Centrale Fies co-production with the support of Bando ORA! Linguaggi Contemporanei produzioni innovative
Rete Critica award 2016 – show of the year
Nominated as show of the year at the UBI award 2016
Critics award 2016, National Theatrical Critics Association
Hystrio Awards 2016 for directing