: Roberto Zucco (Modern Plays) (): Bernard-Marie Koltes: Books. Roberto Zucco by Bernard-Marie Koltès is English Theatre Leipzig’s 5th production. It features our biggest cast yet and uniquely and in the spirit of our. Roberto Succo was an Italian serial killer who committed several murders and other violent In , Bernard-Marie Koltès wrote a play (Roberto Zucco) loosely based on Succo’s life and crimes. French journalist Pascale Froment wrote a.

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Retrieved 23 October From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He ultimately surrenders to those forces, albeit hesitantly, as if he had been chosen to act on them by some cosmic instinct.

His plays, such as Quay WestStruggle of the Blacks and the DogsSalingerNight Just Before the Foreststranslated and performed throughout the world, remain, by their violence and intensity, perfectly modern. He committed suicide in his cell in Vicenzain the “San Pius X” prison on May 23,suffocating himself with a plastic bag. The text concerns itself with a charismatic serial murderer – a young lost soul who philosophically seduces his prey, driven by forces he can not control.

The second guard tries to grasp the difference between reality and the idea – how an infernal thought can turn into an action. So Zucco destroys, without any further excuse. On the stage, they’ll present this desperate attempt at identification, which shines a light on what makes the human.


He hid their bodies in the bathtub covered in water and lime to delay the discovery of the murders and fled with his father’s service pistol. It is difficult to draw the line between illusion and reality. His thoughts contradict his actions; his whole personality exists roberho a kind of a double. Objectivity is put to a serious test.

Roberto Zucco

All you need to know. On the basis of the murders of his mother, the inspector and the boy, we can recognize a symbolic process that finally leads Zucco to suicide: French journalist Pascale Froment wrote a non-fiction account of Succo’s crimes that appeared as Je te tue. Inside the mind of a killer”. He robertto police and escaped to France by rail, using fake documents and changing his surname to “Kurt”. On his quest to find himself, he meets a rebellious young girl with no identity, who falls in love with him: Registered zucco login here.

This page was last edited on 30 Novemberat orberto Part of the programme was created with support by: On March 1,in the course of an escape attempt, he fell from the roof of the Treviso prison.

Roberto Succo

He does not want to be noticed, he wishes to be transparent, never aspiring to the role a hero. How could it condemn what it has given birth to, adrift mothers and melancholic detectives, virginal big sisters or pimps for brothers? He then fled from Mestre, [1] but an investigation into the murders of the Succo couple immediately connected them to the son, who was arrested two days later at the exit of a pizzeria in San Pietro al Natisonenot far from the with Yugoslaviaafter he had briefly returned to the crime scene.


The play develops through fifteen chronologically connected scenes.

On 28 February he was caught in Mestre[1] his hometown. Between the two arrests, during the time he was on the run, he had killed his mother, raped a teenager, killed a police inspector and took a boy as a hostage only to kill him at the end. Their arc towards death is accelerated and irrevocable, as their bodies present a threat to others. After serving five years of his sentence, on May 15, while on freedom privileges, Succo escaped from the psychiatric hospital.

Slovenian translations are available at the hostess. MestreVeniceItaly.

ROBERTO ZUCCO / Prologue, About Theatre – Festival d’Avignon

Roberto Zucco is a character full of contradictions. Crime and Media in Contemporary France. Wish to recieve the programme and news from Mini teater? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.