Divertiamoci a Teatro [Let’s have fun at the Theatre]: report on the XXI season. Valerio: “An extraordinary result made possible thanks to the contribution of Cattolica and the other sponsors”
“The theatre is a place that is open 365 days a year. Thanks to the support of Cattolica Assicurazioni, Banco Bpm and the other sponsors we managed to make many new friends”. With these words Paolo Valerio, Artistic Director of the Teatro Stabile of Verona - Centro di Produzione Teatrale [Theatrical Production Centre], commented on the balance sheet of the twenty-first season of the “Divertiamoci a Teatro” festival. The 2018-2019 season recorded an attendance of 23,628 people over 37 evenings and an increase of 4% in the already considerable number of season ticket holders. “We grew more and the quality of the performances showed that as well as the participation of the audience - Valerio said -. A private theatre was supported by private travelling companions who believe in the project and bring important results to Verona. The festival could not have been achieved without their support, without their love for culture”. Among the artists who performed on the stage of the Teatro Nuovo were Geppi Cucciari, Vincenzo Salemme, Maria Amelia Monti, Enrico Bertolino and Natalino Balasso. Forced to withdraw because of bad laryngitis, Iva Zanicchi was supposed to close the festival last 29 March with the show “Una vita da zingara [A gypsy’s Life] “. But we are already looking forward to the next season with a calendar that appears interesting. Among the titles already on the playbill “La Menzogna [The Lie]” with Serena Autieri and Paolo Calabresi, “Viktor und Viktoria” with Veronica Pivetti and “Le regole per vivere [Rules for Living]” with the celebrated cast that performed this year in the comedy “Le prénom [First name]”. “We can’t wait to start again - concluded the director -. The help of our sponsors, beyond the fundamental financial support, makes us aware that we are supported by our city”.