Local food and wine in the show “The Story of Taborre and Maddalena”, staged in Canelli

The rich new program of events for the summer “En plein air” continues in Canelli, with the aim of consolidating the return to live meetings with the public and tourists and to improve the territory.

The evening shows are held in the new amphitheater inaugurated at Cascina La Moncalvina, surrounded by nature, in reg. San Giovanni 126. Friday, June 17 at. 21.30 there will be a very fun show “The story of Taborre and Maddalena”about telling to eat with Enrico Messina, on stage with musician Mirko Lodedo.

The extraordinary Apulian storyteller and storyteller Enrico Messina returns to the Asti area, remembered by many for his performances at “Teatro e Colline”, “Landscapes and beyond” and others. The show tells the story of two young people, Taborre and Maddalena, the son of a count and the daughter of his brewer’s maid, whom fate has destined for different lives. They flee from their impossible love and take refuge in a clearing in Gargano, near the house of an ancient shepherd that man has built around a large pear tree. In the quiet meeting between the three, the man offers the two boys a fruit, which the three eat in silence. Then, after planting the seeds from the collected and stored tree throughout his life, the shepherd begins the narrative. And it tells the story of a king from a distant time who had three children and a large garden with a pear tree in the middle …
The work was born from the meeting between an actor and a musician who, after being around a table with simple foods, started talking about each other. And the stories were born out of the small sounds of the table: the sound of cutlery on plates, the murmur of wine falling into the glass, the clink of glass meeting in the bowls … to become music and words . For this is how stories are born: around a table, with the simple sounds and words of those who find themselves sharing a dinner, a meal.

In the story, the menu for the stage dinner is different each time, adapting to the typical characteristics of the place where the show is performed and the actors on stage “telling” it in the local language or “dialect”. For Canelli, their table will feature typical dishes prepared from Osteria dei Meravigliati and Bosca wines: Alta Langa Metodo Classico Ispiro and Piedmont Rosè Esploro, the Charmat method.

Comment Enrico Messina: “Telling stories is an ancient art and a deep need for man. To give the story form to lived experience, to understand and give order to what is happening, to preserve its memory, to create a sense of belonging. And nothing but food evokes that sense of belonging, of sharing. Food becomes an identity element for the public, who in the “story” of the dish (each time different) that the actors on stage taste, recognize themselves and are also at the table. Thus, the performance unfolds around the plot of the story through a continuous series of improvisations, linked to the cozy moment on the table, where anything can happen, as in any banquet with respect for oneself, because food tastes of emotion. “

The original music on stage is off Mirko Lodedor, the collaboration in the staging is by Micaela Sapienza, the performance is by Armamaxa Teatro, Casarmonica and Teatri Abitati – Theater Residence of Ceglie Messapica.

Ticket € 10 full / € 5 reduced (up to 12 years). Reservations are recommended on the agreement website:
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Information about: on the website and social networks of Visit Canelli and Teatro degli Acerbi and Teatro Balbo Canelli, municipality Canelli uff. events 0141820237 – Teatro degli Acerbi 3518978847. Outdoor programming continues, again in Amphitheater alla Moncalvina: Sunday 3 July at 21.00 with the modern circus, where Nando and Maila Company stage the spectacular “Kalinka”, for everyone, big and small.

The season is organized by the municipality of Canelli and the Piedmont dal Vivo Foundation in collaboration with the Teatro degli Acerbi. It has the support of the CRT Foundation and the CRAsti Foundation, the main sponsor of Fimer srl.

The summer program is linked to the Balbo Theater project, which saw Bosca and Arol SpA as main sponsors and sponsors Enos srl, Banca di Asti, Cavagnino & Gatti Macchine Labettatrici, DRC Costruzioni Generali srl and Punto Bere srl.

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