The performance to be performed

In 1921, Luigi Pirandello released in the Valle de Roma Theatre “Six characters in search of an autor”, absurdist metatheatrical play about the relationship between authors, their characters, and theatre practitioners, it premiered at the Teatro Valle in Rome to a mixed reception, with shouts from the audience of “Manicomio!” (“Madhouse), since the work is out of the usual theatrical boundaries, where the characters abandon the fiction of the theater, are sitting between the public, etc … Pirandello shakes the boundaries between reality and fiction.

In “The performance to be performed” the viewer is guided through the old town of Rome by 6 different characters (fictional and real) which communicate with the viewer by mobile application WhatsApp until arriving at “Teatro Valle”, where the performance ends.