Slovensko narodno gledališče Nova Gorica
Tjaša Hrovat, Anja Drnovšek, Rok Matek, Bine Matoh, Matevž Biber, Jože Hrovat; photo Jaka Varmuž

Francesco Randazzo

For the Good of All

Per il bene di tutti, 1996

An engaged play about fear

First Slovene Production

on programme

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duration 1 hour and 25 minutes without interval

co-production

Gledališče Koper

premiere

30. January 2019, SNG Nova Gorica, Small Stage
Second premiere 31. January 2019, SNG Nova Gorica, Small Stage

At partner theatre 20. April 2018, Gledališče Koper

about text

Ordinary people in an ordinary border town. On the other side of the border, other people: dangerous by definition. They, too, are very ordinary people, just like the border town people. But different: they are foreigners and, above all, undesirable. So the local population organises. They organise into small, but highly motivated groups of neighbourhood watches that function as protection from the immigrants; they organise into groups of night watches on the riverbank that is, in fact, the border. They are united and determined they won’t let anyone cross it. When one of the foreigners does manage to cross the river, they catch him, and his fate is now in the hands of a group of privileged townsfolk (the supermarket owner and his wife, the mechanic and his daughter, the doctor, a young extremist and a council clerk), whose traits the author sketches roughly, in an unpunctuated text.

Through their “search” for the answers about what to do with the illegal immigrant, the author reveals their darkest passions, the real reason for their emotions and acts, the faulty principles that their “healthy” and “good” intentions dictate, and through them, reveals and reflects the horrifying insensitivity of contemporary society, its xenophobia, and above all, the fear of the unknown and of all that is socially unacceptable.

 

Italian playwright Francesco Randazzo (1963) wrote the play For the Good of All, which is even more topical today that it was when it was written, based on a real event, and won the 1996 Candoni Arta Terme Award for it.

festivals and performances abroad

  • 20. Međunarodni festival komornog teatra, Umag, Hrvatsk, 2019

View complete schedule for the show

  • 16. 04. 2018 at 20.00. Gledališče Koper
  • 17. 04. 2018 at 20.00. Gledališče Koper
  • 19. 04. 2018 at 20.00. Gledališče Koper
  • 20. 04. 2018 at 20.00. Gledališče Koper
  • 21. 04. 2018 at 20.00. Gledališče Koper
  • 09. 05. 2018 at 20.00. Gledališče Koper
  • 30. 01. 2019 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 31. 01. 2019 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 01. 02. 2019 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 02. 02. 2019 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 07. 02. 2019 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 20. 02. 2019 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • canceled
  • 23. 02. 2019 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • canceled
  • 27. 02. 2019 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 28. 02. 2019 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 01. 03. 2019 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • canceled
  • 08. 03. 2019 at 20.30. Slovensko stalno gledališče Trst
  • 09. 03. 2019 at 20.30. Slovensko stalno gledališče Trst
  • 08. 05. 2019 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 10. 05. 2019 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 11. 05. 2019 at 20.00. SNG Nova Gorica
  • 27. 06. 2019 at 21.00. 20. medarodni festival komornega gledališča Zlati lev, Umag, Hrvaška