“The life we know can usually be explained only in winter, when it looks like a footprint on the surface and the lake is frozen over. There are times, though, when the ice is thinner in some spots than elsewhere. And suddenly we realize that truth lies on the bottom.”
“Plays” contains excerpts from the books “Lettere dal mattatoio” (“Letters from the slaughterhouse”), “Cronache dal centro della notte” (“Chronicles from the centre of the night”) and “Tutti senza nome” (“All without a name”) which have been included in the author's performances for English-speaking audience throughout the country and Europe. None of this would have been possible without the great and encouraging response by those who attended the performances, which revealed how the power of word is still alive and kicking in a world where everybody seems to think such power is being more and more eroded and underestimated. Long live the word.