Montalcino, all ready for the opening of the 2021/2022 theater season



From December 2021 to April 2022, the rich and varied cultural offer consists of the Teatro degli Astrusi in Montalcino and the Teatro della Grancia in Montisi, a project of the Teatrino dei Fondi, with the artistic direction of Enrico Falaschi with the support of the Municipality of Montalcino, of the Ministry of Culture and of the Tuscany Region.
It is a start and a challenge for the professional company Teatrino dei Fondi, awarded since 2021 the management of the Teatro degli Astrusi and the Teatro della Grancia, almost two years after the health emergency and the forced closure of theaters, the first theater season with the signing of the new artistic direction and organizational direction.
The theatrical program, designed for spectators of all ages, is also enriched with cinematographic proposals and aims to achieve citizenship, for the pleasure of living together a path of growth and enrichment. A diversified, multidisciplinary and intergenerational artistic project which, with liveliness and cultural quality, wishes to build moments of encounter and comparison with the community.
In the program of prose and contemporary theater, which has seven events, stand out great authors of the theatrical scene such as Edoardo Erba and Yasmina Reza, hilarious cartoonists like Marina Massironi, extraordinary performers also known on the grand screen like Rosario Lisma. To tell the fascination of sport, the great volleyball player Andrea Zorzi, double world champion, takes the stage with the actress Beatrice Visibelli, there will be a show dedicated to ecology like the Seventh Continent and a work that focuses on Sahrawi people like the Yellow Sea.
Six shows for families, as part of Piccoli Astrusi – families at the theater, at the Teatro degli Astrusi and at the Teatro della Grancia, will accompany the little ones, with reinterpretations of fairy tales and original texts to bring them closer, with a richness of languages ​​and different theatrical signs, to the magic and charm of the theater.
In the film festival there are five films, with free admission, which vary by genre and deal with different themes.
The activities are enriched by a training course for children, aged 6 to 10, which started last November and will continue until May and takes place every Tuesday afternoon and soon other activities of training will also be added and a bulletin board dedicated to schools of all kinds and degree.
The doors are enthusiastically opened to spectators of all ages and the Drama Season and Family Season subscription campaign is underway.


On Saturday 11 December at 9.15 p.m., the curtain opens at the Teatro degli Astrusi, Muratori by Edoardo Erba, directed by Enrico Falaschi and performed by Alberto Ierardi, Marta Paganelli, Giorgio Vierda. In a nocturnal setting, two masons burst into a disused theater to close the stage with a wall, to enlarge, on behalf of the sole owner, the spaces of the adjoining shop. A comical show that is both serious and poetic at the same time that makes us reflect on the current difficult state of the theater, which, without too much hesitation, can sometimes be destroyed to make room for something more capitalistically useful …
Thursday January 20, also at the Teatro degli Astrusi, Rosario Lisma, actor, author and director, also known in the cinema, embodies Giusto, an intelligent, gentle and overly polite employee in a grotesque world of ruthlessness and cynicism. A surreal, funny and painful story of diversity in the contemporary world, but also an invitation to go beyond the certainties that protect us and the limits that we have set for ourselves.
Friday February 18, it is the turn of Andrea Zorzi aka “Zorro” – the two-time volleyball world champion who takes the stage with the actress Beatrice Visibelli, with the program The legend of the flying volleyball player, a profession where sport meets theater and becomes a metaphor for life.
A theatrical fresco where personal events mingle with history and customs, where the luminous career of an athlete runs through the chronicle and history of a country.
Saturday February 26 in the intimate Teatro della Grancia in Montisi Marta Paganelli presents Mare Giallo, extract from the diary that Marta Paganelli kept during her stay in a Sahrawi camp, the show aims to restore the atmospheres, thoughts, emotions of a experience capable of touching the deepest chords of his soul. The story of a trip to a world so far away and yet so close.
On Friday March 11, the Teatro LST, directed by Manfredi Rutelli, takes the stage with Il dio del massacro, one of Yasmina Reza’s most famous plays, also made famous by the film adaptation by Roman Polanski. A brilliant psychodrama which offers the spectator a distorting mirror in which he will discover, not without an acid embarrassment, something which concerns him very closely.
Saturday April 2 Alberto Ierardi, Giorgio Vierda and Luca Oldani at the Teatro della Grancia are on stage with Il Settimo Continente, a show that also comically tackles the question of waste, and in particular of plastic, which we have accumulated in about fifty years and who today I am no longer in the world, I am the world as it never was.
The prose season ends Thursday, April 7 at the Teatro degli Astrusi The Truths of Bakersfield by Stephen Sachs, with the hilarious Marina Massironi and Giovanni Franzoni masterfully conducted by the skillful hand of Veronica Cruciani. Two destinies, two very distant human events which come together in the scenario of an America still crossed by strong social divides. This comedic drama, inspired by real and sometimes hilarious events, creates vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic.


The season dedicated to families opens on Wednesday December 8 at 5 p.m. at the Teatro degli Astrusi Mignolina Rap, by Enrico Falaschi, with Serena Cercignano and Marta Paganelli, a show with strong environmental involvement, with songs, music and lots of wonderful foam rubber puppets.
On Sunday December 19, still at the Teatro degli Astrusi, La Principessa e il Drago arrives with Alberto Ierardi and Serena Cercignano, an original fairy tale, where love and nobility of soul transcend social differences. A story that helps us reflect on the importance of not stopping at appearances. Sunday January 16 at the Astrusi, it’s the turn of a fairy tale show, Il Pesciolino d’Oro, with Ilaria Gozzini and Alberto Ierardi. A story lived through the eyes and the memory of the old fisherman, who became a traveler: the man is poor, but happy because, unlike his old wife, he is able to accept his condition by appreciating its positive aspects.
Sunday February 6 Enrico Falaschi is on stage with Nocchiopinocchio: the famous puppet who first became a child and then an adult cannot live with his own story, a story which is told from the extraordinary scenographies of Emanuele Luzzati.
In March, the family season ends with two events at the Teatro della Grancia de Montisi:
Sunday March 6, Il Chicco di grano with Ilaria Gozzini, a tale with an ancient flavor for puppets and fairy tales, centered on the love of nature and the cyclical nature of the seasons, starring two adventurous and courageous ants, Milly and Molly; Sunday March 20 Alberto Ierardi with Elephant brum brum, a musical show that tells the adventures of an elephant who learns to know himself, to accept himself and to go beyond his own limits to build strength.


At the Teatro degli Astrusi, the proposal is extended by a film festival with five free events.
Among the events dedicated to cinema, Sunday December 26 at 5 p.m., at the JUNGLE CRUISE, an adventure film for families. A group of scientists have set out to find the Tree of Life, but they are not the only ones looking for it. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. On Thursday January 27 at 9.15 p.m., JO JO RABBIT, a film which received 6 nominations and an Oscar, tells that a young boy who is a follower of Hitler discovers that his mother is hiding a Jewish boy in their house. Directed by Taika Waititi, starring Roman Griffin Davis and Thomasin McKenzie.
Thursday March 3, 2022 at 9.15 p.m .: LITTLE WOMEN, dramatic, sentimental, historical, which obtained 6 nominations and won an Oscar, based on the novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott, the growth path of a family made up only of women. Directed by Greta Gerwig, starring Emma Watson and Saoirse Ronan.
Thursday March 24, 2022 at 9.15 p.m .: WONDER, the story of little Auggie who, born with a rare disease, will have to face the school world for the first time. How will it be accepted by peers and teachers? Directed by Stephen Chbosky, starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.
Thursday April 14, 2022 at 9.15 p.m., the LA DEA FORTUNA program closes, winner of 3 Nastri d’Argento and David di Donatello. The arrival of two children left in their care for a few days could put a desperate turn to Arturo and Alessandro’s relationship. Directed by Ferzan Ozpetek, with Stefano Accorsi and Edoardo Leo.


December 8 at 5 p.m. – Teatro degli Astrusi
Little finger rap
Piccoli Astrusi (Families at the theater)

December 11 at 9.15 p.m. – Teatro degli Astrusi

December 19 at 5 p.m. – Teatro degli Astrusi
The princess and the dragon
Piccoli Astrusi (Families at the theater)

December 26 at 5 p.m. – Teatro degli Astrusi
Jungle cruise
Movie theater

January 20 at 9:15 p.m. – Teatro degli Astrusi

January 16 at 5 p.m. – Teatro degli Astrusi
The goldfish
Piccoli Astrusi (Families at the theater)

January 27 at 9.15 p.m. – Teatro degli Astrusi
Jo Jo Rabbit
Movie theater

February 6 at 5 p.m. – Teatro degli Astrusi
Piccoli Astrusi (Families at the theater)

February 18 at 9.15 p.m. – Teatro degli Astrusi
The legend of the flying volleyball player

February 26 at 9:15 p.m. – Teatro della Grancia
The yellow sea

March 3 at 9.15 p.m. – Teatro degli Astrusi
Little woman
Movie theater

March 6, 5 p.m. – Teatro della Grancia
The grain of wheat
Piccoli Astrusi (Families at the theater)

March 11 at 9.15 p.m. – Teatro degli Astrusi
The god of slaughter

March 20 at 5:00 p.m. – Teatro della Grancia
Elephant brum brum
Piccoli Astrusi (Families at the theater)

March 24 at 9.15 p.m. – Teatro degli Astrusi
Movie theater

April 2 at 9:15 p.m. – Teatro della Grancia
The seventh continent

April 7, 2022 at 9.15 p.m. – Teatro degli Astrusi
Bakersfield Truths

April 14, 2022 at 9.15 p.m. – Teatro degli Astrusi
The goddess Fortuna
Movie theater


Teatro degli Astrusi: Full € 15, reduced * € 13.
Teatro della Grancia: Full € 10, reduced * € 8.
Full Astrusi subscription (5 shows) € 65, reduced * € 55.

* Reductions apply to those under 25 and over 65.

Families at the theater
Astrusi Theater: adults € 7, children € 5.
Family subscription (6 shows) adults € 33, children € 22.

Movie theater
Free entry



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