Storie

Duration: 80 minutes with no interval

On Tuesday 16 June the performance will be broadcast live at mare culturale urbano at n. 15, Via Gabetti

Now more than ever, we are understanding the immense value of being able to come together in one place to hear and to share a story that aims to untangle these incomprehensible times. It is a “privilege” that has been suspended for many weeks, replaced by the insufficient mediation of the small screen.
In his long-anticipated return to live public performance, Stefano Massini once again takes on his role as a “Vigil” through the meanderings and recesses of our torturous present. Everyday life, the pages of the newspapers, the places we visit regularly and the gaze of strangers all hide stories just waiting to be discovered, stories that Massini, accompanied on the piano by Paolo Jannacci, brings to the attention of the audience.

“What comes before a text? - asks Massini -. Quite simply, the spark of a story, the attraction to its strength, the echoes it contains, and therefore the desire to tell it. But stories emerge everywhere. Above all in this current period, in the proliferation of channels of communication, in which the bulimia of expressing everything at all costs results in an avalanche of useless sequences. One thus discovers that at the dawn of the Third Millennium a writer is above all this: a diviner, a gold-digger in the Klondike in search of veins that are buried, hidden, lying beneath the sediment. We try, then, to make progress through the storytelling workshop, lending form to the ancient ritual of evocation, that system of metaphors and references which Borges defined as enchantment, magic, the incredible anatomy of reality. It is the breeding ground for future stories, the prologue to that which is yet to be said, the Book of Genesis in which creation is still to be organised. In the beginning was the Word. Or rather, nothing existed, but everything began to exist in the very moment in which someone chose their story. And we all form part. In the end, it is just a trick of mirrors”.

Chiostro Nina Vinchi
16 June, 3 and 17 July 2020, 9.30 p.m.
Storie
by and with Stefano Massini
piano Paolo Jannacci
a Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa production, in collaboration with Bubba Music

In collaboration with Fondazione Cariplo
The shows form part of the "Aria di Cultura" programme organised by the Municipality of Milan


In the event of bad weather, performances will take place at the Teatro Grassi.
Assigned seats will be indicated on the seats in the auditorium.

TICKETS
Seats € 5 each

Tickets for the shows at the Chiostro can be purchased online by credit card from the website piccoloteatro.org or via the box office line service on +39 02.42.411.889, open from Monday to Saturday, 9.45 a.m. - 6.45 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For purchases by telephone a valid email address must be provided, to which the electronic ticket will be sent.

Subscription holders and spectators who already have vouchers can use them to purchase seats on vivaticket.it.

Tickets for the shows in other venues throughout the city can, as always, be purchased from the website piccoloteatro.org or via the box-office line.

All shows can be accessed by showing the ticket either printed or directly from a smartphone. In the event that tickets have been forgotten, spectators are advised that it will not be possible to print the ticket before entering.

The box offices will remain closed in order to encourage purchases online or via the box office line.

In the event of bad weather, the shows will be performed in the Teatro Grassi. Assigned seats will be indicated on the seats in the auditorium.

SAFETY MEASURES FOR ACCESS TO PERFORMANCES

• In order to prevent queues and crowding, we invite spectators to arrive at the venue no earlier than 30 minutes before the beginning of the performance.

• Spectators with a body temperature equal to or higher than 37.5°C will not be allowed access to the performance, and will have the right to a refund for their ticket.
The personnel at the entrance will have dedicated thermal scanners for measuring temperature.

• In order to access the performances it is obligatory for masks or other personal protective equipment (non-medical masks) to be worn, and hands must be sanitised with the dedicated dispensers. Spectators without masks can ask for one at the entrance.

• Spectators are invited to show their printed or digital ticket at the entrance.
In the event that tickets have been forgotten, spectators are advised that it will not be possible to print the ticket before entering on the evening of the performance.

• The places assigned guarantee physical distancing as provided for by health regulations. As a sign of respect for others, we kindly ask you to follow the indications provided by staff.