Don Bosco - The Musical

15 November 2008

Padua hosts a grand musical based on a grand personality: Don Bosco. PalaNet is the venue for only date in the Veneto for this production, on the 15th November at 9p.m. After his previous success with Forza venite gente and Madre Teresa the director Piero Castellacci returns with a show which relates the life and deeds of one of the most important innovators in education in Italy. We decided to take on this new adventure, explains Castellacci, because Don Bosco is a character highly relevant to today. 150 years ago Don Bosco drew up a charter of rights for adolescents constrained to work (from extremely young ages creating thus a precursor to todays trade unions. He was a priest who lived in the middle of his people on the road. He was one of Gods workers.

An itinerant priest who gave work to the young to protect them from the dangers of life, he was a man with a simple heart and infinite humility. This was recognised by the decision to found a religious order, though not bearing his own name but that of Francesco di Sales, a 16th century French bishop. And this humility made the producer Elia Faustini decide to create a musical free from special effects, functional and Spartan, thus allowing free expression for the personalities involved. Music and text are by Castellacci in collaboration with Olimpio Petrossi, lighting by the famous Pepiù Morgia. Starring Marcello Cirillo, Roberto Bartoletti and Pino delle Chiaie. Tickets available at: Coin Padua and Treviso, Boxoffice, Primi alla Prima (Banca del veneziano, BCC del veneto e Casse Rurali Trentine Happyticket, Unicredit, Cariparo and Ticketone.

Seat pricesstalls numbered 25,00gallery numbered 20,00free seating 14,00Prices do not include any possible booking or online charges.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff