Who are the men, women and children who every day flee their homes in faraway countries, in search of a safer and more dignified life in Europe? And how do we relate to them and their future in our countries?
This is what Kassandra, written by the German playwright Kevin Rittberger, is about. The play will be stage at Villa San Michele, Saturday September 15, at 8 pm, by the Roman theatre group Women Crossing.
“We think that it is important that the migrants themselves tell this story, what it is like to travel through the desert and over the sea. But more than anything, we hope to transform their narration into a song, that can soften the hearts of the Europeans”, says the director Alessandra Cutolo.
Women Crossing consists mainly of African migrants, who have risked their lives and those of their children, to come to Italy. With Kassandra, they stage the nightmare they have experienced.
“It is an honour to finish this year’s cultural program with a performance of such social importance. We must open our eyes to the humanitarian drama that takes place every day in the sea that surrounds us”, says Kristina Kappelin, director of Villa San Michele.