Divinities, the powerful, ordinary folk and heroes. The four themes underlying Fuori Scena, a cycle of readings from the classics and contemporary literature. Every Thursday evening in August the four sites of the Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, the Baths of Diocletian and Palazzo Massimo, open their doors to the words of great authors, interpreted by actors from the Scuola di Perfezionamento of Teatro di Roma and accompanied by musicians.
Through a division into the human and the extra-human, the chosen readings offer a new approach to the Museum. At the monumental Baths of Diocletian Fuori Scena reconstructs the imperial populace and imperial munificence; the Crypta Balbi narrates daily life in the last days of Rome’s greatness and a new era as the Dark Ages dawn; Palazzo Massimo explores beauty and type in the image of heroes and the decorative elements favoured by the Caesars; while the superb classical works in the Renaissance splendour of Palazzo Altemps illustrate how the nobility used their collections to display their power and wealth. All narratives throwing a new light on the Museum’s collections through the Thursday evening readings curated by Emanuela Pistilli.
Crypta Balbi – Plebe – 8 pm
Palazzo Altemps – Potenti – 9.15 pm
Palazzo Massimo – Plebe – 8 pm
Terme di Diocleziano – Potenti – 9.15 pm
Crypta Balbi – Potenti – 9.15 pm
Palazzo Altemps – Plebe – 8 pm
Palazzo Massimo – Potenti – 9.15 pm
Terme di Diocleziano – Plebe – 8 pm
Crypta Balbi – Dei – 8 pm
Palazzo Altemps – Eroi – 9.15 pm
Palazzo Massimo – Dei – 8 pm
Terme di Diocleziano – Eroi – 9.15 pm
Crypta Balbi – Eroi – 9.15 pm
Palazzo Altemps – Dei – 8 pm
Palazzo Massimo – Eroi – 9.15 pm
Terme di Diocleziano – Dei – 8 pm
Thursday 02 August 2018
Thursday 30 August 2018
Piazza di S. Apollinare, 46
Largo di Villa Peretti, 2
Via delle Botteghe Oscure, 3
Terme di Diocleziano
Via Enrico de Nicola, 78
Each reading is curated by two actors accompanied by a musician.
Actors: Simone Francia, Antonietta Bello, Alessandro Minati, Sylvia Milton, Martina Massaro, Gianluca Pantosti, Luisa Casasanta, Edoardo Coen, Arianna Pozzoli, Valerio Puppo, Silvia Quondam, Gabriele Zecchiaroli.
Musicians: Alice Cortegiani, Marta Nizzardi, Stefano Costantini and Ambra Guccione.
The programme is scheduled to allow visitors who purchase a full ticket to the Museo Nazionale Romano to access two of the Museum’s four sites and two readings on the same Thursday evening. There will be 30 minutes between one reading and the next to allow the public to reach Palazzo Altemps from the Cripta Balbi and the Baths of Diocletian from Palazzo Massimo.
Thursday evenings until 10.45 pm
The ticket office closes at 10 pm
The Baths of Diocletian close at 10.30 pm and the ticket office closes at 9.30 pm
Standard single-site ticket €10 – concessions €5
(There is a supplement of €3 at Palazzo Altemps for the current Citazioni Pratiche Fornasetti a Palazzo Altemps exhibition)
Full multi-site ticket:
Standard €15 – concessions €9
(valid for 3 days, provides access to all the Museo Nazionale Romano sites and the current exhibition)