Teatro Carlos Alberto

Jos茅, o Pai

written and directed by Elmano Sancho

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Loup Solitaire

Jos茅, 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: 鈥淎ll happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way鈥. 鈥淐risis鈥 and 鈥渘on-communication鈥 are our keywords to Jos茅, 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. 鈥淭here is always a sort of impending violence in the family鈥, this playwright, actor and director tells us. 鈥淚t is the most intimate space we have, and intimacy breeds love, but also violence.鈥 Jos茅, an old, jobless actor, renounces the role of father, pressured by a world that demands new forms of authority. However, Jos茅 鈥 who combines elements of both God the Father and the Devil 鈥 refuses to relinquish his position. Jos茅, 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 Dab贸, Isadora Alves, Jorge Pinto, S铆lvia Filipe

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

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