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Theatre

Animal Farm

Tonan Quito
November 5 to 15

Information

Schools November 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13: 10:30 am
Families November 7, 8, 14 and 15 : 4:30 pm
Laidback session November 14: 4:30 pm
Presentations interpreted by Portuguese Sign Language November 8: 4:30 pm
November 11: 10:30 am
Talk with the artists, after the performance November 7: 4:30 pm
Age range To be assigned by CCE;
Appropriate theme for primary and secondary school students
Running Time 60min
Tickets for schools €3 for children under 18
€1 for schools TEIP
The accompanying adults’ tickets are free
Tickets for families €3 for children under 18
€7 for children over 18
Discounts available;
Discount Vale Futuro available

In times of uncertainty and fear, and while we witness ferocious acts of power, there is nothing more up to date and universal than provoking an argument about who’s in charge. Who’s in charge here?

Published in 1945, George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” is a political and satyrical text, but also a fable about the way we relate to each other.

Also, the subject of power is eminently present; how it can be irresistible and ultimately, corruptive. In times of uncertainty and fear, and while we witness ferocious acts of power, there is nothing more up to date and universal than provoking an argument about who’s in charge. Who’s in charge here?
Taking the “here” as a place of dissatisfaction, what if the children in the audience took over the theater and appropriated the plot? What if they triumph? What if, for a moment, they become masters of the farm and we, the pigs, obey?

Cast and Creative

Direction Tonan Quito
Text Inês Fonseca Santos, from "Animal Farm", by George Orwell
Performance Cláudia Gaiolas
Scenography F. Ribeiro
Light design Daniel Worm

Executive production Armando Valente and Cláudia Teixeira
Production Homem Bala
Coproduction LU.CA - Teatro Luís de Camões