Pane o libertà

Duration: 80 minutes without interval

Following his performances this summer at the Chiostro and Milanese Municipal buildings, Paolo Rossi returns to the Strehler with Pane o libertà, a play that was created during the lockdown and which skilfully brings together stand up, Commedia dell’Arte and Greek comedy. Rossi, accompanied on stage by the band Anciens Prodiges, composed of Emanuele Dell’Aquila, Stefano Bembi and Alex Orciari, is the author of a form of theatre that both enchants its audience and at the same time listens, living and adapting to their reaction, night after night, day by day. It is a form of theatre driven by emergency, playing a storytelling role and providing comfort to its audience. “I wanted to do something that allowed an outlet for my comedy in the form of social theatre and the poetry of the comic and magical”.

Agile, ground-breaking, beyond definitions of genre and flexible in its staging, Pane o libertà blends the figure of the original Harlequin, he who had a return ticket to the Afterlife, with that which was to become one of his evolutions as a popular entertainer who ranged from the stables to cabaret.

“Playing with the illusion of placing me on the stage , I will evoke my lucid dreams made up of stories that are a help in resisting,  forced to choose between work and freedom, between health and freedom... in other words between bread and freedom (a slogan that I stole from somewhere, I don’t remember where, in The Plague by Camus) or even to not choose at all - continues Rossi . “They are contemporary or future stories of my own or stolen from my masters, just as they stole them from theirs. I refer to Jannacci, Gaber, De Andrè, Fo, Strehler, the comics from the Derby group and others that are unknown. I will also talk about death in a fun manner - if appropriate - and, with the help of my musical and comical companions, I will perform not for the audience, but with them - this is improvisation, not recital! We will be knocking down the fourth wall here. From now on, at least she will be able to rest in peace”.

Piccolo Teatro Strehler
from 13 to 25 October 2020
Pane o libertà
by and with Paolo Rossi
live music Emanuele Dell’Aquila, Alex Orciari, Stefano Bembi
a Teatro Stabile di Bolzano / Teatro Stabile del Veneto​ production

Stalls: Full price € 33
Balcony: Full price € 26

Where and when to purchase tickets
It is possible to purchase tickets for programmed performances taking place from September to December and use vouchers as payment.
No subscriptions schemes are available for the aforementioned performances.
It is possible to purchase full-price and discounted tickets online. Tickets for all productions for the current season can be purchased up to one hour before the beginning of scheduled performances. Purchased tickets are sent by email at the moment of purchase and are available on the user’s personal profile. Tickets can be purchased with credit card.

Box office line +39 02.42.411.889
From Monday to Saturday from 9.45 6.45 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In the event of performances on bank holidays, the service is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It is possible to purchase full-price or discounted tickets (for under -26 and over -65).
Purchased tickets are sent by email.
Access to the auditorium with reduced-price tickets is subject to verification by the theatre personnel.
Payment can be made by credit card (with the exception of American Express).

Piccolo Teatro Strehler box office
The Teatro Strehler box office (L. go Greppi, 1 – Metro M2 station Lanza) observes the following opening hours: from Monday to Saturday 9.45 a.m. to 6.45 p.m.; Sundays 1 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.; closed on Sundays and bank holidays.
It is possible to purchase full-price or discounted tickets (for under -26 and over -65). Access to the auditorium with reduced-price tickets is subject to verification by the theatre personnel.
For the final hour before the beginning of a performance, the box office is available exclusively for the production that is due to begin.

Teatro Grassi and Teatro Studio Melato box offices
The Teatro Grassi and Teatro Studio Melato box offices are open solely on the day of performances for one hour before the beginning of the programmed performance.

For artistic reasons, access to the auditorium is not permitted once the performance has started. You may take your seat during any intervals.
Purchased tickets cannot be cancelled or substituted or be used for dates or times which differ from those indicated.

Safety measures for access to performances

• In order to avoid queues and crowing, spectators are invited to arrive at the place of performance in good time.

• It is possible to access the auditorium by showing your ticket directly from your smartphone.

• 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.

• All spectators must wear face masks (general regulations apply for children) and sanitise their hands via the dedicated dispensers. Spectators without masks can ask for one at the entrance.

• The seating in the auditorium respects current distancing regulations.

For information on tickets and the use of vouchers for organised groups, please contact the Office for Public Promotion and Cultural Proposals on +39 02 72 333 216 email: