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History & Politics, Theater & Dance

Like A Little Grain of Sand

In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY

May 10, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:05 pm

This event is part of
In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY 2024

Like A Little Grain of Sand
(Come un granello di sabbia)

Written and directed by
Salvatore Arena and Massimo Barilla

Performed by
Salvatore Arena

Set Design by
Aldo Zucco

Original Music by
Luigi Polimeni

Lighting Design by
Stefano Barbagallo

Historical Consultants
Giuseppe Gullotta and Nicola Biondo

Produced by
Mana Chuma Teatro

Running Time: 65 min.

In ITALIAN with ENGLISH supertitles

At the age of 18, Giuseppe Gulotta is forced to confess to the murder of two policemen in a small barracks in Alcamo. The crime hides an unspeakable mystery: statesmen who deal with neo-fascist groups, arms trafficking and drugs. In order to cover up the silence, any scapegoat will do. Through the “human” story of Giuseppe (but also those of Salvatore and Carmine – the other designated scapegoats) the play attempts to give justice to its personal dimension, that of a life nearly entirely taken away for dreadful reasons. The performance is the last chapter in the quadrilogy A Sud della Memoria that Mana Chuma has devoted to the contemporary history of Southern Italy.