The Clinic of the Blinded

The Clinic of the Blinded

A coproduction Altamira Studio Teater / Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium

Dramaturgy and directing: Pierangelo Pompa. Actors: Carolina Albano, Valerio Peroni, Julia Filippo, Luca Vonella, Sofie Sontheimer, Sonja Birgit Berg, Fabio Ezechiele Sforzini. Literary adviser: Daniele Aristarco. Music: Altamira Studio Teater and Fabio Ezechiele Sforzini.

Winter. Christmas party, perhaps in an institution for mental health. A crowd of blinded people who have lost their pace. Some have been blinded by anger, some by a dream of love. Others have been blinded by the mocking spell of a utopia and some, like Oedipus, have pierced their own eyes, so as not to see their failure. The repertory of blunders is very wide. A generation with a hopeless face and its heart out of order, born too late to still believe in the old illusions but too early o forget and reinvent them. The Clinic of the Blinded is a play about the disen-chantment and the lost technique of following a star. It talks about the few children still alive under the ruins of maturity without hope. The Babel of their whispers could suddenly reveal a tender choir of revolt. Behind the alienated routine of a warm soup, an unpredictable nativity could perhaps be celebrated.