The show is inspired by Louis Ferdinand Céline’s most famous work: Journey to the End of the Night. This merciless fresco of a novel narrates in a crude yet effective way the atrocities of World War 1. The Journey is a dark and cynical text that conceals, under a mud of disastrous human experience, the enormous desire to live and to love.
Céline writes: “You ate all the poetry, since you lived up to this point”. This show wants to redeem the author, while respecting their style: the poem is not over, there is, if nothing else, still a morsel left. Theatre allows us to find it again, digging underneath the dirt.
a show by and with Andrea Pergolesi
directed by Giulio Boato
sound design Lorenzo Danesin
photos Matteo Busato
Freely adapted from Journey to the End of the Night (1932) by Louis-Ferdinand Céline