‘A Noite dos Assassinos’ debuts at TEC 50 years after its ban

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 25th of April, TEC begins the year with a cycle of texts prohibited by censorship, with ‘A NOITE DOS ASSASSINOS’, by José Triana, a revolutionary text that TEC produced in 1973, staged by Jorge Listopad and who did not get to go to the scene, due to a ban on the day of the general rehearsal.

It will be a way of honoring the performers of the time: Maria does Céu Guerra, Manuela de Freitas, and Sinde Filipe, as well as director Jorge Listopad, as well as all the artists who had to remain silent in the face of censorship.

An important work by Cuban playwright José Triana, the story goes back to 1950, in Cuba, before the 1959 Revolution, when three brothers, Cuca, Beba, and Lalo, meet in the attic of their house to stage the murder of their own parents. At first reading, we are faced with a dramatic metaphor of the climate experienced in that country, focused on the generational conflict between parents and children, specifically in relation to their educational values and their revolt, outlining a complex relationship between siblings.

For TEC, this metaphor is more deeply connected to more universal and current contexts, where in an unstable and chaotic world, three brothers fight for their survival close in a space, through representational games: improvisation, rehearsal, or a representation of what has already been done? In this violent meta-theatrical game of make-believe, mortal and symbolic, there is no love between parents and children, events are relived in an endless mirror and nothing is what it seems.

TEC’s core team will be at the forefront of the creation of this show, with emphasis on the invitation made to Daniel Worm d’Assumpção for the light design. In this staging, Carlos Avilez has three actors with great public recognition: Elmano Sancho (in a continuation of the collaboration with TEC), Teresa Coutinho (for the first time at TEC), and Lia Carvalho (who left the Professional Theater School of Cascais several years ago, and which will debut in Cascais in this show).

27 MAR. to 25 APR. Wed. to Sat. 21:00, Sun. 4 pm with sessions on MAR 27, APR 24, and 25. 21:00
5 and 12 APR. no sessions Teatro Municipal Mirita Casimiro

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