Carlo Goldoni

The Chioggia Scuffles

A performance of the Northern Theatre Harag György Company (Satu Mare)

Main stage

Toni
István István
 
Pasqua, his wife
Ágnes Lőrincz
 
Lucietta, Toni’s sister
Tekla Laczkó
 
Beppe, Toni’s little brother
Attila Zsolt Péter
 
Tita Nane, fisherman
Csongor Zsolt Nagy
 
Fortunato, fisherman
Orbán Nagy
 
Libera, his wife
Zsuzsa Némethy
 
Orsetta, Libera's sister
Stella Vencz
 
Checca, Libera's sister
Andrea Varga
 
Toffolo
Ernő Galló
 
The notary
Antal Nagy
 
Vicenzo, merchant
Mihály Zákány
 
Warrant officer
Gyula Gaál
 
XXX
Johanna Bándi

directed by
Attila Keresztes
 
dramaturg
Ottó A. Bodó
 
set and costume design
Bianca Imelda Jeremias
 
stage manager
Katalin Varga
 
prompter
Katalin Varga

Date of the opening: március 01, 2011

What could be more pleasant than some quiet time on a sunny Italian port where the women and girls are waiting home their men from the sea? Maybe a little tittle-tattle, banter, even dog-fight for fear of that the serenity would be too stable and boring. And when the trouble-stirring is mixing with the Italian temperament a truly comic side-splitting and loud comedy is coming into existence.
Carlo Goldoni's The Chioggia Scuffles is about two fisher families where the women are fighting each other all the time because they can't control their anger and mouth. The scuffle is provoked by their quipering and their men, returning from the sea, are already involved in some malicious stories. Everybody wants to mete out justice so the trouble is intensifying so the case ends up on the court. The inventive remedial of the situation is the notary and of course, love: in the end of the comedy the "fighters" not just come to terms with each other but they are celebrating a triple wedding also.
Thanks to Goldoni's cleverness the heart of these Italian women is not rancorous just their mouth is far too big.