Culture / Praises
Friday 30 December 2022
The comedian from Lodi, on stage in Monza for New Year’s Eve, archives a memorable year and will also take his tour to the famous Sanremo theater
Filippo Caccamo also conquers the legendary stage of the Ariston in Sanremo. No, he will not participate in the Song Festival scheduled for February (but we are ready to bet that in a few years we will see him there too…): in the city of flowers, on May 25th, the actor from Lodi will hold the umpteenth stage of his very successful “Tel chì Filippo!” tour, which, after the first three months concentrated in northern Italy, is preparing to take off with over 40 dates throughout the peninsula and a summer queue that will continue until August. After the sold outs in Verona, Turin, Ferrara and Bergamo, the tour will continue this Saturday 31st December in Monza (Teatro Manzoni) with the New Year’s Eve show; the first dates of 2023 are instead scheduled in Modena (Teatro Michelangelo, 13 and 14 January), Milan (Teatro Gaber, 21 and 23 January) and Padua (Teatro dei Colli, 28 January). Caccamo stages an engaging monologue on the life of “desperate” teachers, between checks and questions, topics written on squared paper, field trips, class councils and online teaching colleges, bureaucracy, lessons on meet, the lim that doesn’t work, the relationship with the formidable secretariat and with school collaborators.
Anecdotes, tics, clichés, hyperbole that follow one another in a whirlwind of laughter are the backbone of the show, which draws liberally from the real daily life of “prof” Filippo Caccamo at school. His first fans are precisely the teachers who follow him from all over Italy and see themselves again in the sketches staged, even if it is very easy for everyone to identify and recognize themselves in Filippo’s characters, either because they have school-age children or because the thought of everyone, in an instant, goes back to the years spent on the benches.
This overwhelming wave of affection on the one hand never ceases to amaze me and on the other I think it’s the result of hard work and a demanding journey
«I’m living an incredible adventure – says the actor from Lodi -. The public’s response fills me with pride and gratitude, from Milan to Rome to Naples. In my Lodi I will hold four performances (March 23, 24, 25 and 26, ndc), and then I will go on stage at the Ariston in Sanremo, my childhood dream come true. This overwhelming wave of affection on the one hand never ceases to amaze me and on the other I think it is the result of hard work and a demanding path, along which I have sown with constancy and determination and have grown with my audience, up to arrive at the more mature and aware comedy of “Tel chi Filippo!”. The school remains my first inspiration and the creative point of reference that makes all generations laugh, those who still suffer from books or registers and even those who have forgotten them for a while, but still have vivid memories of the years spent at school . The satisfaction is twofold: continuing to involve the students who have accompanied me since the beginning of my career and being able to also consult a decidedly more adult audience, giving two hours of light-heartedness, which after two years of the pandemic are precious “commodities”, together to food for thought on the prospects of school and education, always with a smile».
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