Luigi PirandelloRight You Are (If You Think You Are)
(Cosi è, se vi pare)2009Premiere 10. December 2009, SNG Nova Gorica
“Look, gentlemen, the truth is obvious!”
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The secret private life of a new clerk in town raises suspicions that turns into an obsessive desire to discover the truth. Why does he lock his wife in the ninth floor of a suburban town block and not allow her any contact with her mother, who lives in an elegant flat in the city centre? Has the mother-in-law gone mad, because she could not accept that her daughter has died? Is the clerk a victim of a painful delusion that he had remarried after his first wife died? Despite vigorous efforts of the city salons, the doubt persists: who is right, who to believe, whose arguments are more convincing. The question what is the truth is not posed with philosophical seriousness; the author ironically plays with petty bourgeois curiosity and false compassion, which destroy the unusual harmony of these three unfortunate people.