Francesco, fratello del Cosmo


Florence Trevelyan Public Gardens (via Bagnoli Croci), Saturday 22nd July 2023 @ 9.30pm


A prose show by Fondazione Taormina Arte


The action takes place in December 1223, when St. Francis, after asking Pope Honorius III for permission, creates a representation of the nativity of Jesus which he names “praesepe”. Praesepe, in latin, indicates the space enclosed by hedges, is located the manger in which Jesus was laid.

In the text of the show, Francis’ words are mixed with those of Pope Francis. Both are supporters of interreligious dialogue to underline the message that: “peace is not an idyllic poetic sentiment, it is resisting evil, love for one’s neighbour, knowing how to forgive. War is never necessary or inevitable. An alternative can always be found: it is the way of dialogue, of encounter and of the sincere search for truth”.

Text and Direction: Leonardo Petrillo
With: Luca Lazzareschi, Rocco Ciarmoli, Antonio Coppola, Bruno Governale, Matteo Montaperto, Gianfranco Teodoro


TICKETS on boxol @ € 15,00 (Under 26 and Over 65: € 10,00) or on site from 7.30 pm on.




Fondazione Taormina Arte > – / – T. 0039 391 746 2146



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