Teatro Carlos Alberto

Maiakovski ‚Äď O Regresso do Futuro

direction and set design Igor Gandra


Teatro de Ferro and Teatro de Marionetas do Porto

Maiakovski ‚Äď O Regresso do Futuro


Maiakovski ‚Äď O Regresso do Futuro [Mayakovsky ‚Äď The Return of the Future] brings the Soviet poet and playwright Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930) back to life by means of a time machine that was created by Teatro de Ferro and Teatro de Marionetas do Porto, under the direction of Igor Gandra. The show invites us to go back to the future as seen through the eyes of this major figure of Futurism. The Ones from the Future, the inhabitants of that time within the machine, have set in motion an experimental program for human resurrection, something that is only possible within this time of the theatre. Mayakovsky is one of the humans from the past they wish to know. They are convinced that the messages they have found in his poems and plays are addressed to them. Things get complicated, but The Ones from the Future do not give up their goal. Peopled by actors and puppets, Mayako__v__sky ‚Äď The Return of the Future is a fiction that (re)animates some objects from the Bolshevik Revolution poet‚Äôs complex universe, characterised by spiritual freedom, avant-gardism and iconoclasm.


direction and set design Igor Gandra

based upon the work by Vladimir Mayakovsky

artistic support Isabel Barros translation and dramaturgy support Regina Guimarães puppets and objects Eduardo Mendes, Igor Gandra, João Pedro Trindade sound design Igor Gandra lighting design Filipe Azevedo percussion João Pais Filipe mixing and mastering José Arantes

visual direction and construction workshop Eduardo Mendes, Filipe Azevedo, Jo√£o Pedro Trindade, M√°rio Gandra, Rui Oliveira, Carlota Gandra, Catarina Lopes

executive production Carla Veloso, Sofia Carvalho

cast Carla Veloso, Eduardo Mendes, Micaela Soares, Matilde Gandra, Rui Oliveira, Vítor Gomes

co-produced by Teatro de Ferro, Teatro de Marionetas do Porto, FITEI (2021)

opening 7 May 2021 Teatro Municipal do Porto ‚Äď Rivoli playing time 1:00 Ages 16 and up


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