with Paola Michelini, Luca Saccoia, Giorgio Sorrentino, Emilio Vacca, Valentina Vacca, Francesco Vitiello, Candida Nieri
written and directed by Benedetto Sicca
movement design Pablo Volo
assistant director Natalia Di Vivo
music Francesca Ferri
set design Flavia di Nardo/Tommaso Garavini
light design Marco Giusti
costume design Simone Valsecchi
production Vincenzo Ambrosino
organizzation Hilenia De Falco
logistics Adele Gallo
administration Sergio Tassi
co-production con Benevento Città Spettacolo/Festival delle Colline Torinesi
cooperation with Primavera dei Teatri
Frateme is the story of a Neapolitan family, that live in the Forcella district, in a desolated set of garbage not collected that burns. The family is composed by the Mother, the Father and three children: the first one Primo and Secondo and Seconda who are twins. In the family vicissitudes enter some others character: Alfredo, Primo's psychologist, Corinna, Seconda's old english teacher, and Antonio, called Frateme, Secondo's friend and work partner, as he is, jockey.
Primo, Secondo e Seconda are, with different auto-consciousness degrees and with different ways to relate with the society, homosexuals. In this “tutt' o 'ccuntrario” (up side down) family, as Primo define it in the 2nd act, will develop all the supportive an obsessive mechanism, made of overprotection and not-said thoughts, that hide in a every social nucleus.
The personal intrusiveness not required and the not-said deflagration, will bring to the epilogue in which the blood bonds will turn into clan bonds; in which every character identity will be naked for what it is, without any protection from guilt of a twenty year long lasting silence.