Vimercate Ragazzi Festival 2020
2nd prize Festival teatrale di Resistenza 2020
InBox Verde Award 2021 – special mention
Emanuele Luzzati Award 2022 – special mention
With Simone Benelli, Francesco Fontana, Chiara Leugio
Written and directed by Marta Abate and Michelangelo Frola
Produced by ScenaMadre
Co-produced by Gli Scarti
A number of porcupines huddled together for warmth
on a cold day in winter;
but, as they began to prick one another with their quills,
they were obliged to disperse.
However the cold drove them together again,
when just the same thing happened.
At last, after many turns of huddling and dispersing,
they discovered the right distance to get warmed without get wounded.
– Arthur Schopenhauer
A family like many others.
Where things are a bit complicated.
Where there is a teenage son. And two unprepared parents.
Difficulties and fleeting minutes of complicity.
Minutes of dialogue and minutes when dialogue seems impossibile.
How can we get along with a teenager who constantly grows up and changes?
How can I get along with two parents who do not understand me?