Teatro S√£o Jo√£o


based upon William Shakespeare
dramaturgy and direction Chela De Ferrari


Teatro La Plaza (Peru)



A group of people with Down syndrome take the stage to share their wishes and frustrations via a quite free version of Hamlet. The show emerged from an interweaving of Shakespeare‚Äôs text with the lives of the actors, guided by the existential question that is inextricably linked with the prince of Denmark: To be or not to be? What does ‚Äúto be‚ÄĚ mean to people who are seen as social encumbrances, debris? What is the meaning and value of their existence in a world where efficiency and unattainable standards of consumption and beauty make up the human paradigm? Hamlet is directed by Chela De Ferrari, one of the founders of Teatro La Plaza, a Peruvian collective that uses texts from classic and contemporary authors to create shows that ‚Äúquestion, provoke and surprise‚ÄĚ their audience.


based upon William Shakespeare dramaturgy and direction Chela De Ferrari

direction assistance and dramaturgic collaboration Claudia Tangoa, Jonathan Oliveros, Luis Alberto Le√≥n vocal training Alessandra Rodr√≠guez choreography Mirella Carbone visuals Lucho Soldevilla lighting design Jes√ļs Reyes production coordination Siu Jing Apau

cast Octavio Bernaza, Jaime Cruz, Lucas Demarchi, Manuel Garc√≠a, Diana Gutierrez, Cristina Le√≥n Barandiar√°n, Ximena Rodr√≠guez, √Ālvaro Toledo

produced by Teatro La Plaza (Peru)

playing time 1:35 Ages 12 and up

Show in Castilian, Portuguese subtitles


Teatro S√£o Jo√£o

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