Lucca Teatro Festival dedicated to children returns in a summer version with Rai YoYo ‘the stars’

Fourteen performances with free admissiontheater workshops and very special guests: the Rai YoYo stars, ie Mini puppies.

After two years – from June 25 to August 5 – the Lucca Teatro Festival – What are the clouds?the exhibition dedicated to children and their families created by Bad company with support from the Municipality and Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca-fonden.

The review, which is held in different places in Lucca and Castelnuovo Garfagnanawill this year be dedicated to Giovanni Fedelithe artistic director of the festival, who died prematurely at the age of just 48 years.

The event was presented this morning by Tiziana Rinaldi by The Bad Company, by the assessor Ilaria Vietina and by the President of the Cassa di Risparmio Foundation, Marcello Bertocchini.

“It is important that there are important appointments like this again this year,” commented the councilor Prohibit -. This is an excellent training offer for children, teenagers and families. The exhibition has always interpreted the needs of our area, and we are pleased that it has always been a great success and that it has also been recognized nationally. An expected review that will definitely do the kids good: remember that even this school year, they used it in class with masks. Spending time outdoors and with these events will definitely benefit him a lot. “

“It is not possible to think of this festival without thinking of Giovanni – he added – It all started with him, we all always feel very present”.

We have always supported this festival and we will continue to do so with conviction – said President Bertocchini – The boys may be the ones who have suffered the most in the last two years of the pandemic, and therefore the attention to them becomes even more valuable. It’s nice that there are virtuous reviews like this, and we thank you for bringing to our city – and not only – events of this type: the review will also be held in Castelnuovo, where collaborations with many new topics were born and this type of network is what the fund has always aimed for “.

But let’s get to the core of the review. The opening, which will be held on Saturday (June 25) at 21.00, welcomes – as expected – absolutely extraordinary guests … at least for the little ones: at Piazza del Popolo in Ponte a Moriano are Rai YoYo’s mini puppies will enliven the evening with a special reinterpretation of the adventure of Hansel and Gretel.

But it does not stop there: the characters, loved by children, will also reward creativity. The children of the public are actually invited to draw one or more main characters in the series and to deliver the work at the entrance to the show area. As a prize a colorful and very soft surprise. In addition, the works from July will be exhibited in a special online exhibition on the festival’s website.

The shows this year are all in the evening with free admission, dedicated to children of all ages and presented by award-winning and high-profile theater companies. For the little ones, there is also the opportunity to participate in two laboratory competitions: the workshops Play to grow on days 1,8,15,22 and 29 July from 17 to 19 and dedicated to children aged 6 to 11, and the theater workshop To be or not to be from Monday 1st to Friday 5th. August from 10 to 13 for children aged 12 to 17 years.

The notification, we remember, also has protection of Tuscany non-profit show foundation, of Lucca Provinceof Young shipyard he was born in Agora Cultural Centerof Castelnuovo Garfagnana municipalityof Really Coollegio and of Fita of the Lucca section.

All shows are free to attend while spaces are available, but reservations are recommended at the email address: ordini@luccateatrofestival.it

The complete program

Tuesday, July 5th at 21 – in the courtyard of the Agorà Cultural Center – Tom Thumb, in collaboration with Lucca Municipality and Agorà Kulturcenter / Børnebibliotek.

Wednesday, July 6th at 21 – in Santa Caterina Monastery, Real Collegio – Alice through the spectaclein collaboration with Real Collegio Estate

Thursday, July 7 at 21 – at the former ice rink, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana – Alice through the spectacle (replica), in collaboration with the municipality of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

Tuesday, July 12th at 21 – in the courtyard of the Agorà Cultural Center – The world of snowmenin collaboration with Lucca Municipality and Agorà Cultural Center / Children’s Library

Wednesday, July 13th at 21 – at the former ice rink, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana – Who helps Pierino?; reinterpretation of the musical fable Peter and the wolf by Sergei Prokof’ev in collaboration with the municipality of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

Thursday, July 14th at 21 – in the garden of the Nieri Theater, Ponte a Moriano – Rodaris songs, in collaboration with the Municipality of Lucca and the Fita Provincial Committee of Lucca

Tuesday, July 19th at 21 – in the courtyard of the Agorà Cultural Center – The magnificent recipe, in collaboration with the municipality of Lucca and the Agorà Cultural Center / Biblioteca Ragazzi

Thursday, July 21st at 21 – in the garden of the Nieri Theater, Ponte a Moriano – Bluebeard’s secret, in collaboration with the Municipality of Lucca and the Fita Provincial Committee of Lucca

Sunday, July 24th at 21 – in Santa Caterina Monastery, Real Collegio – Stories on the phone tribute to Gianni Rodariin collaboration with Real Collegio Estate

Tuesday, July 26th at 21 – in the courtyard of the Agorà Cultural Center – Area 52in collaboration with Lucca Municipality and Agorà Cultural Center / Biblioteca Ragazzi

Thursday, July 28th at 21.00 – in the garden of the Nieri Theater, Ponte a Moriano- Ja Landin collaboration with the Municipality of Lucca and the FITA Provincial Committee of Lucca

Tuesday, August 2nd at 21 – in the courtyard of the Agorà Cultural Center – Fagiolino’s shepherd and warrior great triumphin collaboration with Lucca Municipality and Agorà Cultural Center / Biblioteca Ragazzi

Thursday, August 4th at 21 – in the garden at Teattro Nieri, Ponte a Moriano – Pi Pi Pinocchio, in collaboration with the Municipality of Lucca and the FITA Provincial Committee of Lucca

The workshops

At Cantiere Giovani in via del Brennero 673, Lucca, for information and registration, write to: reservations@luccateatrofestival.it

Play to grow
Friday 1 – 8 – 15 – 22 – 29 July 2022 from 17 to 19, max. 18 children per. laboratory – age 6/11

To be or not to be
from Monday 1st to Friday 5th. August 2022 from 10 to 13, max. 20 children – age 12/17

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