Mittelfest — Theater


Fabrizio Arcuri/Rita Maffei

Chiostro di San Francesco
90 minutes
29/07 - 19:00
29/07 - 21:30
30/07 - 19:00
30/07 - 21:30

Maçalizi is the Friulian title of Yasmina Reza’s comedy Le Dieu du carnage (God of Carnage), from which Roman Polanski based his film Carnage. The play recounts the confrontation/clash between two families in a bourgeois environment. Two couples meet in an ordinary living room to settle a violent quarrel between their children. Soon, this peacemaking encounter turns into an explosive clash. The tension is conveyed through the evolution of words. At the beginning, Italian, as an abstract language of convention, masks the most authentic and profound feelings, that gradually emerge with Friulian, which thus ends up proving to be the language of truth. The living room is recreated, in the centre, in a glass case/cage: the audience sits around watching the scene, like scholars in an anatomical theatre.

World premiere

Performed in Italian and Friulian language

In case of bad weather, the show will be held in the Church of San Francesco.


by Yasmina Reza

translated by William Cisilino and Michele Calligaris

directed by Fabrizio Arcuri and Rita Maffei
set design and costumes Luigina Tusini
light design Alberto Bevilacqua
with Fabiano Fantini, Rita Maffei, Massimo Somaglino, Aida Talliente
production CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione FVG and Mittelfest2022

with ARLeF – Agjenzie Regjonâl pe Lenghe Furlane