International Comic Theater Festival returns this Friday

For ten consecutive days, 29 companies from different parts of the world and Portugal will present 3O shows that celebrate the different facets with which theater and other arts look at humor, laughter, comedy and satire, using different disciplines and genres, from text theater to the most contemporary artistic languages.

The event, which will take place at the Maia Forum and surrounding spaces, has an opening show outside the Maia Forum, ten shows in the Grande Maia Auditorium, five shows for family audiences outdoors in the Forum’s Outdoor Auditorium da Maia, four at Café-Teatro do Fórum da Maia, and ten small-format shows outside the Fórum da Maia.

The first day of the festival kicks off at 9:30 pm at Praça Doutor José Vieira de Carvalho, with the 55-minute show entitled “Rock Cirk Rolabola“, directed by Miner Montell.

At the same time, at 10:30 pm, the show ‘Camino del Paraíso‘, with text and direction by Agustín Iglesias, at the Teatro do Guirigai (Spain), takes place on the stage of the Grand Auditorium of Fórum da Maia.

According to the press dossier, the event will feature texts by writers such as Homero, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Lazarillo de Tormes, and others, performed by companies and artists from Spain, Italy/Brazil, Germany/Portugal, Poland and Portugal.

At the festival it will be possible to appreciate, for example, mimes and pantomimes, ‘clowns’ and new clowns, acrobats, funambulists and jugglers, and other circus arts, as well as being able to see multi-media solos and small casts that represent, sing and play the most diverse musical instruments.

On the last day of the event, at 16:00, the presentation of the show ‘Out of Stock-Edu Manazas‘ is scheduled, directed by Lucas Escobedo, outside the Forum of Maia.

Closing the festival dedicated to humor, still on October 11th, but at 9:00 pm, there will be the ‘Mr. Milk Cup Show’, a 15-minute show directed by Bruno Leite, with interpretation by Gutto, outside Fórum da Maia, and where the story of a clown who claims to be an Olympic athlete will be told, says the press release.

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