Ancient Greece in Ragusa Ibla

From June 16 to 18 is 3dramas3, the festival of Greek tragedy

The power of ancient drama in the baroque splendor of Ragusa Ibla: “3drammi3 – Hyblean festival of Greek tragedy” reaches its seventh edition this year, scheduled for June 16-18, 2022.

Created with the intention of spreading the suggestions of myth in the Hyblean territory as well, the event is promoted by the Donnafugata Theater (artistic directors sisters Vicky and Costanza DiQuattro), in collaboration with Inda and Adda of Syracuse.

Performances of course, but also conversations and readings: different facets of myth addressed in the 2022 edition of the festival.

The opening of the event, scheduled for Thursday, June 16, at the Donnafugata Theater, falls to Giuseppe Sartori, the protagonist of Robert Carsen’s “Oedipus the King” (these days staged on the prestigious stage of the Greek Theater in Syracuse), who will dialogue with Salvatore Cannata and Marco Signorelli.

This will be followed by the recital “In the Light of Myth,” in the hallway of Donnafugata’s Palazzo Arezzo: a journey through myths and their deeper meaning, with an exceptional guide, writer and philosopher Marcello Veneziani.

On Friday, June 17, it’s the turn of poetry: the garden of the Conversation Circle hosts the performance “Fourth Dimension – journey around myths through the pen of Ghiannis Ritsos.” Ghiannis Ritsos’ masterpiece is a reinterpretation of the best-known myths, through 17 dramatic monologues written during his long years of imprisonment. The staging, directed by Franco Giorgio, features actors Giuseppe Ferlito and Maria Rita Sgarlato, accompanied by live music performed by Enrico La Cognata.

For the final day on Saturday, June 18, a double date.

During the conference “Theater in…Education. The School. The University, the Academy tell their stories,” at the Santa Teresa auditorium, director Manuel Giliberti, an exponent of Syracuse’s Inda, Prof. Santo Burgio of the University of Catania, Prof. Fulvia Toscano and Prof. Enrico Saviano, coordinators of the Theater Laboratory of the ISS “Caminiti-Trimarchi” of Giardini Naxos, Prof. Dario Tomasello director of the Centro Studi UniversiTeatrali and coordinator of the Dams of Messina will dialogue on the theme of the role of theater in schools and universities.

In the courtyard of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the festival’s closing event: the play “Ariadne in the Labyrinth” by Manuel Giliberti with consultation by Eva Cantarella, a retelling of the world-famous Ariadne myth in which the two different and equally possible narratives are countered by a single destiny.

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