The original was staged more than ten years ago and saw a new revitalized version with the actor, film director and singer Alessandro Haber playing reading, singing but mostly living texts and original poems by Charles Bukowski – the prolific underground writer who used his poetry and prose to depict the depravity of urban life and the downtrodden in American society.
Accompanied by the electronic music of Alfa Romero – the multi faceted duo of Prudo and Lorenzo Bartoletti, the trumpet and duduk of Andrea Guzzoletti and with visuals designed by Manuel Bozzi and Luca Gasperoni (aka Olivander) the tour was an impressive sound and immersive visual experience where technology, acting, music and love came together with a high emotional impact.
Bukowski relied on experience, emotion, and imagination in his work, using direct language and violent and sexual imagery. While some critics found his style offensive, others claimed that Bukowski satirized the machismo attitude through his routine use of sex, alcohol abuse, and violence.
Without trying to make himself look good, much less heroic, Bukowski wrote with a nothing-to-lose truthfulness which set him apart from most other ‘autobiographical’ novelists and poets.