The Chronic Life

Dedicated to Anna Politkovskaya and Natalia Estemirova Russian writers and human rights activists, murdered by anonymous thugs in 2006 and 2009 for their opposition to the Chechnyan conflict.

CHARACTERS: a Black Madonna, the widow of a Basque officer, a Chechnyan refugee, a Rumanian housewife, a Danish lawyer, a rock musician from the Faroe Islands, a Colombian boy searching for his father disappeared in Europe, an Italian street violinist, two mercenaries.

The Chronic Life takes place in various European countries in 2031, after the Third Civil War.  Groups and individuals converge, challenging each other over their diverging dreams, disappointments and hopes.  A boy from Latin America arrives, seeking his father, who has inexplicably disappeared.  "Stop searching for your father" people tell him while escorting him from door to door.

The boy is not saved by knowledge or innocence.  Rather, a newfound ignorance leads him to his door.  All this takes place to the bewilderment of all of us, who no longer believe the unbelievable: that a single victim's life is beyond value, is worth more than God.

Text: Ursula Andkjær Olsen and Odin Teatret; Dramaturg: Thomas Bredsdorff; Literary advisor: Nando Taviani; Light design: Odin Teatret; Light advisor: Jesper Kongshaug; Scenic space: Odin Teatret; Scenic space advisors: Jan de Neergaard, Antonella Diana; Music: Odin Teatret, traditional and modern melodies; Costumes: Odin Teatret, Jan de Neergaard; Technical director: Fausto Pro; Assistant directors: Raúl Iaiza, Pierangelo Pompa, Ana Woolf; Dramaturgy and directing: Eugenio Barba

INFO: Entry prohibited to minors under 12 years of age; Duration: approx. 70 min. Entry prohibited after the beginning of the spectacle.

Friday 8th, Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th, Friday 15th of april h 9.00pm

Saturday 16th of april h 5.00 pm

Comunal Auditorium “Benvenuto e Mario Cuminetti”,Via Aldo Moro 2 Albino (Bg)

ONLINE DALES: up until 4 days from the beginning of the  spectacle

TICKET OFFICE: opens on the day of the show, at the entrance, 3 hours before its beginning

INFO REQUEST:,, 035.242095, 366.6661347.