Estate fuori scena

Touring production
©Filippo Manzini

In his “live storytelling workshop”, Stefano Massini, accompanied by the jazz improvisation of Paolo Jannacci and Daniele Moretto, uses the evocative power of words to tell the many small yet important stories hidden in the folds of our present.

Castello Sforzesco, Cortile delle Armi

Stefano Massini, the first Italian to win a Tony Award (for Lehman Trilogy, a work that tells the story of another crisis in our recent past), continues his examination of European literature. In this period, with society affected in an unprecedented manner by a series of dramatic and extraordinary events – the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, the shadow of climate change and the progressive impoverishment of an ever-increasing proportion of the population – the need for stories that help us to understand the present seems more pressing than ever. These are stories that are just waiting to be told and that Massini, accompanied by Paolo Jannacci on the piano and Daniele Moretto on the trumpet, brings to the attention of the audience.
“The stories come from all directions – says Massini – 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”.

The show is curated by the Piccolo Teatro di Milano as part of “Estate al Castello” and is performed on Wednesday 3 August 2022 at 9 PM 


Duration: 90’ without interval

The Playbill

by and with Stefano Massini
piano Paolo Jannacci
trumpet and flugelhorn Daniele Moretto
a Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa production
in collaboration with Bubba Music

Single ticket 
Full price € 20 | Discounted (under 26 and over 65) € 17
People with disabilities who wish to take part to the event can contact the phone box office of the Piccolo: + 39 02.2112.6116, from Monday to Saturday from 12.30 to 18