Pieces of a Man a rollercoaster journey through David’s father’s life – from Holocaust Survivor to business success and catastrophic failure, including gambling addiction, unexplained bombs, shady characters, and old-school manhood.
A hilarious and powerful one-man show exploring fatherhood, identity, trauma, and joy.

David’s father Marcello was an Italian Jew imprisoned as a child in the Nazi concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen. He brought lifelong wonder, madness, joy, and pain to those around him.
The show delves into shifting pasts and parallel presents, using photos, clips from Marcello’s Holocaust testimony, anecdotes of soldiers, gangsters, and casinos…

Pieces of a Man explores questions of identity, persecution, migration and liberation. Versions of masculinity are contrasted, with the stories of father and son spanning violent upheaval and tremendous social change.

Pieces of a Man is a story of unresolved parental trauma that touches diverse communities, leaving spectators a little bit transformed.

A performance by David Labi in co-production with Martha!tentatief
with the support of Mestizo Arts Platform

Mestizo Arts Platform