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2019 Programme

Event #39

Ivana Monti, Francesco Sferrazza Papa, Elena Lietti, Pietro Micci

Marjorie Prime

As a premiere for the Festival della Mente’s audience, the director Raphael Tobia Vogel brings to stage Marjorie Prime, a work of rare beauty, that explores the relation between memory and identity, written by the playwriter Jordan Harrison, finalist at the Pulizer Award 2015, and produced by Franco Parenti Theatre. If Primes, holograms of lost loved ones, existed among us, would we manage to relate with them as if they were the original ones? Does Artificial Intelligence satisfy our clearest needs and our deepest desires and can it be used to overcome loneliness or to help human beings to know themselves better? If we had the opportunity, how would we decide to reconstruct our past and what would we decide to forget?



Ivana Monti acted in all kind of genres: comedy, tragedy, drama, grotesque, operetta an musical comedy for theatre, cinema, radio and television. She interpreted more than seventy shows working along with major directors and actors, between which Dario Fo, Franca Rame, Walter Chiari, Franco Branciaroli, Andrée Ruth Shammah.


Francesco Sferrazza Papa worked with important directors among which Marco Sciaccaluga and Andrée Ruth Shammah. In 2011 he won the National Award of the Arts at the Spoleto Festival, Italy.


Elena Lietti worked together with Luca Lucini and Giuseppe Piccioni in cinema. In 2017 he took part in the tv series by Niccolò Ammaniti Il miracolo. Regarding theatre, he begins working with Filippo Timi and takes part in several productions of the Franco Parenti Theatre of Milan.


Pietro Micci works in theatre with well-known directors, such as Andrée Ruth Shammah, Fabio Cherstich, Barbara Fuchs, Monica Conti, Giampiero Solari.

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