On the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936), this project wishes to be a tribute from two expatriates in the Far East to the Sicilian writer. The Man with the Flower in his Mouth (in Italian: L'Uomo dal Fiore in Bocca) is a 1922 play written by the Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello. A dialogue between a man aware of his incurable decease, and another one who lives without questioning death; a metaphor of the circle of life and death, personified through the deep and somehow mysterious connection between word and music. A man tries to savour all lasting moments of his life while the other character - replaced by a pianist with a minor trouble in the execution of his music –supports him, often inadvertently.
The original Pirandello play has been integrated with poems by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Jacques Prevert, while music repertoire includes classic authors such as Liszt, Chopin, Bach and original music by Alberto Firrincieli. The performance has been ideated and directed by Maurizio Mistretta, live music by Alberto Firrincieli.