The performance is inspired by the lives of Carine and Christopher McCandless, siblings featured in the film directed by Sean Penn, "Into the Wild". A story about Chris' penniless adventure through America and Alaska.
Starting point for the creation of the show are two books: "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer and "Into the Wild Truth" by Carine McCandless.
In the first book the life and journey of Chris is reconstructed thanks to the writings found in his diary and to the stories of the people he met, while in the second Carine analyzes the private life shared with Chris in an attempt to justify his brother's extreme choices to renounce his possessions and to travel.
Through two parallel story lines, one realistic and one dreamlike, the performance focuses on the symbiotic and protective relationship of the two characters, the pain of detachment, and the hope to be side by side again one day. The journey becomes a challenge for independence and a break from the roots that push protagonists and spectators to ask questions about the relationship that man has with nature and society.
Long nights are the ones that become endless when you are alone and away from your beloved ones, but they give the power to become stronger and more secure than ever, to grow, making the ties with your past intense and alive. In the darkness the thoughts and memories look huge and at night they seem to fall as in a dream. But how dangerous is this fall? Will it be a crash or have a soft landing?
Dramaturgy & Directing