written and directed by Joele Anastasi
with Federica Carruba Toscano Alessandro Lui Enrico Sortino Joele Anastasi
based on a idea by Federica Carruba Toscano
stage and costume designer Giulio Villaggio
light designer Martin Palma
original music "scurannu agghiurnannu" Davide Paciolla
lyrics original music Federica Carruba Toscano
assistant director Nathalie Cariolle
ph. Dalila Romeo
video and graphic designer Giuseppe Cardaci
assistant production Nicole Calligaris
production Fondazione Teatro di Napoli - Teatro Bellini
art direction Vuccirìa Teatro
winner of Teatri del Sacro V
And They made me holy because I looked them in the eyes for the first time. Because I told them that they could weep with me, weep again and remain men. My name is love. I'am immaculate. Immaculate Conception."
Sicily, 1940. Concetta, silent and innocent girl, is bartered by her disgraced father with a pregnant goat and entrusted to Donna Anna, the Madam of the country's brothel. She, alien to any sensual pleasures and any "adult" conception of life, does not oppose any resistance. Soon the fame of the newcomer reaches the whole village, but nobody knows exactly what kind of pleasures they give to men to make them go crazy so much.
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION is the story of a Sicilian microcosm of silence, violence and presumption, but also of that authenticity of the island's carnality. Social roles leach between the four walls of a room, then solidify again, just out of there.