The surplace – on the spot, is a tactic used in cycling races that consists in remaining in perfect balance, without going neither forward or backward, waiting for the right moment to shoot. It is a phase of the race where you consume a lot of energy while remaining still.
We have chosen this metaphor to tell the condition of our generation, the generation that lives continually planning for a chance to live better, but which has the sensation of remaining immobile, in a restlessness, a shivering in the chest for the future liquid that leaves hope and at the same time makes it elusive.
The prologue is followed by seven allegories: the Young Girl, the Guru, the Judgment, the Bureaucrat, the Contamination, the Warrior, the Hanging; figures that gather in themselves the moods, the fears, the enthusiasm, the stubbornness, the voids, the mediations, the courage, the fatigue, the defeat, the obstinacy, the suspension, the passing of time, the loss of an army of desperate, desperate people who continue to oppose the poetry to ferocity.
The own day spent preparing, establishing, planning, the void in front of which one finds oneself at times, the way in which ideas are born, grow, become great.
Excitement to excess, having to be in a cool system, the key words to be part of the universe of enthusiasts.
Having to convince the value of their projects, evaluate their usefulness.
Spending hours in offices, getting stuck in bureaucracy, wasting time.
Feeling that you are inside an unhealthy mechanism, in which you must necessarily become something else from what you are, transform yourself to adhere to a recognizable model.
Fight with a paper armor his own battle against those who have no eyes and no ears.
To renounce, to let things be because they do not change so much, to find peace with themselves.
To dialogue with death, the demon, the darkest part of us, and ask ourselves what we are doing, how much we value.
“Only those who live in this condition can fully understand the state of mind brought on stage, the inner life of so many young souls who fight their battle against the world and against themselves every day. […] The writer, lately, has witnessed to different theatrical works on the same theme but “Sürplàs” deals with the problem in a truly original way with a particular attention to language, putting in a light an aspect, of which other works, less poetic and more realistic, were lacking, ie anguish and the continual tension in which the precarious human being is living, which is not a body but lives in it “.
Maria Vittoria Smaldone – Teatro.it