Venue and date:
Ferenc Erkel House of Arts, Gyula
2023. 06. 27., 19:00
Teatro Potlach

Twenty-thousand legues under the seas

Venue and date:
Ferenc Erkel House of Arts, Gyula
2023. 06. 27., 19:00
Teatro Potlach
Jules Verne
Pino Di Buduo
Stage designer: 
OpenLab Company, Aesop Studio, Mopstudio
Costume designer: 
Laura Colombo

This performance comes from the idea of having Teatro Potlach’s experience in dealing with the work on the actor and the scenic presence, coexisting with the most modern and advanced digital and light engineering techniques.

The actors are literally 'immersed' in a magical, almost dreamlike scenery, made of digital projections and state-of-the-arts LED lights, and they will take the spectator with them in the discovery of the deep sea world and of the mysterious Nautilus led by Captain Nemo.

From the famous book by Jules Verne, a performance arises with a strong visual impact, which is based on the starting concept of combining narrative techniques that belong to the drama theatre, with digital scenographic technques, to recreate the visionary effect of the novel pages.

The performance has been and still is appreciated in theatres and Festivals all over the world.

It is suitable for an adult audience, as well as for teenagers and children, aged 7 and up.

Daniela Regnoli
Nathalie Mentha
Marcus Acauan
Irene Rossi
Giovanni Di Lonardo
Runtime: 60 min
Language: Italian with Hungarian subtitles
Acts: 1
Age limit: No restriction
The Director
Pino di Buduo

He was born in Rome and graduated from La Sapienza University of Rome with the highest grades. In the same University, he assisted prof. Cirese (lectures on Cultural Anthropology) and prof. Carpitella (lectures on Popular Traditions) for two years.  In 1975, he took part in a six-month long international seminar for actors together with Odin Teatret and directed by Eugenio Barba in Denmark.

In 1976, Pino di Buduo, together with Daniela Regnoli, founded Teatro Potlach in Fara Sabina, where he still actively works as Artistic Director. This role involves giving rise to intense artistic activity in the production of performances, special projects and festivals worldwide.

In 1991 he created the project “Invisible Cities” around the theme of the city and the memories that places hold. Even today, this project is widely diffused internationally: throughout the years, more than sixty “Invisible Cities” have been created in the world (Italy, France, Austria, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Brazil, Texas, Iran and so on). For over forty years, Pino Di Buduo has produced intense pedagogical activity, organising seminars and practical workshops for young actors and directors. Moreover, he collaborates with various universities in Italy and abroad (La Sapienza, Roma Tre, the federal University of Salvador de Bahia and that of Porto Alegre in Brazil).

He participates annually in many conferences and conventions around the world. Since 2003, he has also been an associated member of the prestigious Maison des Sciences de l’Homme of the Paris VII University (France). Since 1976, he directed all the forty performances and over seventy projects of Teatro Potlach in Italian, English, Spanish, Portuguese and French in thirty-eight countries of the world.

Among his written works:

  • Giornate del film etnografico italiano [Days of the Italian ethnographic film] (1950 - 1976), edited by Pino Di Buduo, Rome, Italian Association of Scientific Cinematography, 1977.
  • La scuola dello sguardo attraverso il progetto “Città Invisibili”. Note del regista sulla drammaturgia degli spazi [Learning how to look through the project “Invisible Cities”. Director’s notes on the dramaturgy of space], in the 2002 yearbook of the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, edited by Alberto Giorgio Cassani, Padua, Il Poligrafo, 2013, pp. 269-290; and in Teatro e parateatro come pratiche educative. Verso una pedagogia delle arti [Theatre and paratheatre as educational practices. Towards a pedagogy of the arts], edited by Maria D’Ambrosio, Naples, Liguori Editore, 2013, pp. 155-167.
  • «Città Invisibili» a Londrina. Sopralluoghi e rappresentazioni [«Invisible Cities» in Londrina. Inspections and representations], in: Teatri, Luoghi, Città [Theatres, Places, Cities], edited by Raimondo Guarino, Rome, Officina Edizioni, 2008, pp. 87-106.
  • Conversazioni sul progetto «Città Invisibili» [Conversations on the project «Invisible Cities»], edited by Carla di Donato, in the book: Teatri, Luoghi, Città [Theatres, Places, Cities], edited by Raimondo Guarino, Rome, Officina Edizioni, 2008, pp. 107-120.
  • Moreover, Franco Cordelli includes Pino Di Buduo’s directing in the performance Angels over the city, in his Declino di teatro di regia [The decline of directed theatre], Rome, Editoria & Spettacolo, 2014. This book comprises of eighty-one articles originally published in the Corriere della Sera between 1998 and 2013, dedicated to Italian and foreign contemporary directors 'whose performances have been recommended as the most significant performances from the Noughties'
Inviting Theater
Gyula Castle Theater
Awards and prizes
Winning performance of the competition “CREARR” of the Province of Rieti in 2010
Actor Nathalie Mentha wins the “Best Actress Prize” at the 30th Fadjr International Theatre Festival in Teheran (Iran) in 2012 for her interpretation of Ned Land
The performance is awarded as “best performance presented in the state of Bahia” (Brazil) in 2012
Award from the National School of Drama in Dehli (India) for the participation in the Festival XIV Bharat Rang Mahotsav in 2012
Award from the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi in Thrissur (India) for the participation in the International Theatre Festival of Kerala in 2012