“A che cosa serve la poesia?” – a play or a reading?

Is very difficult to create a show where the audience can see itself, but this show did it.

I enjoyed it, although in some scenes it was quite confusing and dull.

The poems were divided in “songs”, little parts of poems, that were gripping.

The actors had written the screenplay, and it was gripping, but the show was very long, maybe too long!

It wasn’t a show but, you could say, a reading, because the actors read the screenplay all the time.

Easy, again, to recognize yourself in this show, in its verses.


A che cosa serve la poesia?, by and with Gianluigi Gherzi and Giuseppe Semeraro

Teatro Magro, Mantua (Italy), April 1st 2017


Francesco, 14 years old