Dedicated to Rénée Saurel, Natsu and the women of the Mei Lanfan club

A white deck chair, a large fan, a bonsai, combs of mother-of-pearl, a decapitated head carved out of wood, long hat pins to pierce its eyes and tongue and for adorning the hair, a red dressing gown, a white silk nightdress. Through the justification of the biblical story of Judith, the performance explores the theme of violence and vulnerability, plunging into an ocean of luminous and murderous eroticism.


Actress Roberta Carreri

Text Roberta Carreri and Eugenio Barba 

Directed by Eugenio Barba

Sculpture I Wayan Sukarya

Musical Arrangement Jan Ferslev

Duration: 60 min. (without a break)

Teatro Tascabile, Bergamo,
Centro Teatrale San Geminiano, Modena,
Centro per la Sperimentazione e la Ricerca, Pontedera,
Centro Teatrale Europep "Tino Buazzelli", Frascati,
Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium, Holstebro

First performance: August 1987, Holstebro, Denmark


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Trailer - Judith