Teatro Carlos Alberto

V√Ęnia

written (based upon Anton Chekhov, David Mamet and Howard Barker)
directed by Luís Mestre

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Teatro Nova Europa

V√Ęnia

Description

There have been precedents for this in other stage creations by Lu√≠s Mestre, such as Do Precip√≠cio Tempestuoso de Ricardo III, where he remixed Shakespeare. Now, he will recreate one of the most iconic plays in the world, using as a starting-point Anton Chekhov‚Äôs founding Uncle Vanya and certain major variations on it, namely the ones by David Mamet (filmed by Louis Malle as Vanya on 42nd Street) and Howard Barker, who wrote his (Uncle) Vanya in 1991. Lu√≠s Mestre‚Äôs contribution to this open dialogue with Chekhov‚Äôs legacy is V√Ęnia, an intimate play for five characters that is rooted in the social and political reality of our present, thus highlighting the original‚Äôs stubborn timelessness. Its focal point? The playwright and director explains: ‚ÄúThat long moment in which time appears to freeze, in which we find the characters as they lose themselves, assailed by emotions and words and devoid of hope, in a state of latent alienation from a fate that has not fulfilled their ambitions.‚ÄĚ

Credits

written (based upon Anton Chekhov, David Mamet and Howard Barker)
directed by Luís Mestre

set and lighting design Joana Oliveira set design and video Ana Joana Amorim costumes Helena Guerreiro executive production Belisa Branças production direction
Patrícia do Vale

cast Ana Moreira, Ana Sampaio e Maia, Belisa Branças, João Oliveira, Sílvia Santos

co-produced by Teatro Nova Europa, Casa das Artes de Vila Nova de Famalic√£o, Teatro Nacional S√£o Jo√£o support Teatro Municipal de Bragan√ßa, Teatro Ribeiro Concei√ß√£o, CiRcoLando ‚Äď Central El√©trica, Porto PATH

opening 30 Oct 2020 Casa das Artes de Vila Nova de Famalic√£o playing time 1:00 Ages 14 and up


Post-show talk 2 Jun