Teatro Carlos Alberto

José, o Pai

written and directed by Elmano Sancho

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Loup Solitaire

José, o Pai

Description

Dramatic fictions have always been interested in unhappy families: just think of the House of Atreus. This is perhaps because, as Tolstoy wrote: ‚ÄúAll happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way‚ÄĚ. ‚ÄúCrisis‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúnon-communication‚ÄĚ are our keywords to Jos√©, o Pai [Joseph, the Father], the final chapter (following Mary, the Mother and Jesus, the Son) in The Holy Family trilogy, a long-distance project by Elmano Sancho. ‚ÄúThere is always a sort of impending violence in the family‚ÄĚ, this playwright, actor and director tells us. ‚ÄúIt is the most intimate space we have, and intimacy breeds love, but also violence.‚ÄĚ Jos√©, an old, jobless actor, renounces the role of father, pressured by a world that demands new forms of authority. However, Jos√© ‚Äď who combines elements of both God the Father and the Devil ‚Äď refuses to relinquish his position. Jos√©, o Pai brings the archetypes of patriarchal culture and the connections between art/performance and religion/ritual into a tense relationship.

Credits

written and directed by Elmano Sancho

set design Samantha Silva costumes Ana Paula Rocha lighting design Pedro Nabais direction assistance Paulo Lage

cast Djucu Dabó, Isadora Alves, Jorge Pinto, Sílvia Filipe

co-produced by Loup Solitaire, Teatro da Trindade, Casa das Artes de Vila Nova de Famalic√£o, Cine-Teatro Louletano, Teatro das Figuras, Teatro Nacional S√£o Jo√£o

opening 26 May 2023 Casa das Artes de Vila Nova de Famalic√£o playing time 1:15 Ages 16 and up