Who is the real Italian?

In the summer of 2016, Marleen Scholten is moving to Milan with her partner and young daughter.

Her new neighbour says: “If you want to see Italy, you must come to the Association of Home Owners. There you will see Italy.”

In Who is the real Italian?, along with nine new compatriots, Marleen reconstructs the meeting of 17 October 2016. Determined to fathom out the Italian national character, she stays for the entire meeting.

By and with

  • Marleen Scholten
  • Nadia Alloggio
  • Angelo Carnevali
  • Walter Carluccio Cabrera
  • Naby Eco Camara
  • Angela Felicita Bonu
  • Edda Lo Russo
  • Paolo Mastromo
  • Lodi Rizzini
  • Michele Traficante

Live music and composition

  • Florentijn Boddendijk
  • Remco de Jong

Set and lightdesign

  • Maarten van Otterdijk

Dramaturg

  • Silvia Bottiroli

Producer

  • Wunderbaum

Co-producer

  • Mare Culturale Urbano
  • Theater Rotterdam

Past dates

  • November 2018

    17

    Theaterhaus Jena
    Jena (Duitsland)

  • November 2018

    16

    Theaterhaus Jena
    Jena (Duitsland)

  • November 2018

    15

    Theaterhaus Jena
    Jena (Duitsland)

  • May 2018

    31

    Frascati
    Amsterdam

  • May 2018

    30

    Frascati
    Amsterdam

  • November 2017

    25

    'Romaeuropa Festival - Teatro Biblioeca Quarticciolo
    Rome (Italië)'

  • November 2017

    24

    'Romaeuropa Festival - Teatro Biblioeca Quarticciolo
    Rome (Italië)'

  • September 2017

    17

    'Darcasa - op locatie
    Milaan (Italië)'

  • September 2017

    16

    'Darcasa - op locatie
    Milaan (Italië)'

  • September 2017

    08

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie William Boothlaan

  • September 2017

    07

    Theater Rotterdam
    locatie William Boothlaan

  • September 2017

    06

    'Het Nationale Toneel - Theater aan het Spui
    Den Haag'

  • June 2017

    10

    Mare Culturale Urbano
    Milaan (Italië)

  • June 2017

    09

    Mare Culturale Urbano
    Milaan (Italië)

  • April 2017

    09

    Mare Culturale Urbano
    Milaan (Italië)

  • April 2017

    08

    Mare Culturale Urbano
    Milaan (Italië)

  • February 2017

    04

    Theater Rotterdam (voorheen Rotterdamse Schouwburg)

  • February 2017

    03

    Theater Rotterdam (voorheen Rotterdamse Schouwburg)

  • February 2017

    02

    Theater Rotterdam (voorheen Rotterdamse Schouwburg)

  • January 2017

    22

    Mare Culturale Urbano
    Milaan (Italië)

  • January 2017

    21

    Mare Culturale Urbano
    Milaan (Italië)

  • January 2017

    19

    Mare Culturale Urbano
    Milaan (Italië)

  • January 2017

    15

    Mare Culturale Urbano
    Milaan (Italië)

  • January 2017

    14

    Mare Culturale Urbano
    Milaan (Italië)

  • January 2017

    12

    Mare Culturale Urbano
    Milaan (Italië, premiere)

  • January 2017

    11

    Mare Culturale Urbano
    Milaan (Italië)

Recensies

“Delightful performance. In between real-life soap opera and community art.”
Hein Janssen (Volkskrant)

“Heartwarming amazement at southern neighbors. Scholten plays all the emotions, and that’s how we know her. She does not avoid comic exaggeration. In addition, her amazement also takes shape in more restrained moments. In her conclusion, a beautiful ballad ‘Vedrai, Vedrai’, she does not resign herself, hesitantly, to the impossibility of changing the world. Not even that Italian microcosm.”
Lucia van Heteren (Theaterkrant)

“Original, clever and funny”
Economia Italiana

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