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An Intervention

Fabrizio Arcuri / Mike Bartlett

Mike Bartlett
translation Jacopo Gassman
directed by
Fabrizio Arcuri
Gabriele Benedetti and Rita Maffei
set & lighting design
Luigina Tusini
additional details
photos Daniele Fona
CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del FVG

A and B have been friends for a while. They met at a party and have kept in touch with each other ever since.
They are different people, but they know what it means to discuss important issues together. The only problem is that A tends to drink a little 'too much and B is engaged to the wrong person. Or at least, that’s what A thinks.
A thinks that that the relationship will end badly. B thinks that A has a problem with alcohol.
The situation takes a turn for the worse when A participates in a protest against the government’s military intervention in Iraq, while B fully supports the war.
An intervention is a contemporary text that speaks about the issues of our time. It questions our conscience over issues of international politics, and armed interventions that provoke civil wars in other countries.
It calls on us to reflect on what is happening around the world while our lives seemingly continue the same as ever, amid love, betrayal, friendships, and small everyday acts of selfishness.
In the script the author states that A and B can be played by actors of any age, gender or ethnicity.

Mike Bartlett, born in 1980, is a young English playwright who has won numerous awards. He has written over 30 scripts for productions and radio dramas for the BBC.
His plays Cock (2010), King Charles III and Bull (2015), received the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award.

Running time: 120 minutes



national premiere
29, 31 January, 2 February 2019 
h 21
30 January, 1 February 2019 h
3 February 2019 
h 16
Milano, Teatro Filodrammatici

7, 8, 14, 15, 22 February 2019 
h 21
9, 16, 21, 23 February 2019
 h 19
Teatro Contatto 37
Udine, Teatro Palamostre
27 February 2019 h 21
Cervignano del Friuli (UD), Teatro Pasolini
12 October 2019 h 21
Sospiro (CR), Auditorium Comunale
11, 12, 13 November 2019 h 21
TREND Nuove frontiere della scena britannica
Rome, Teatro Belli
15 November 2019 
Pescara, Florian Espace
14 and 15 February 2020 h 21
Teatro Contatto 38
Udine, Teatro Palamostre
18 and 21 February 2020 h 19.30
19, 20 and 22 February 2020 h
23 February 2020
 h 17
Trieste, il Rossetti, Sala Bartoli
10 April 2021
Bari, Teatro Kismet
17-18 April 2021 h 21
Turin, Teatro Astra