The Invisible Cities
March 4: 10:30am
This performance doesn’t require the presence of a responsible adult.
€7 for children over 18
1€ Schools TEIP
Three travelers floating in the middle of the Mediterranean. While they let themselves go by the tides, towards a destination they are yet to know, they remember the names of the fifty-five cities described by Italo Calvino in “The Invisible Cities”.
They are cities with women’s names as if the cities were also people that are born and die, dream and fear, run and rebuild their lives in other places if they manage to get there. Cities built on a land with no borders – these imaginary lines that unite but also separate countries, people and cultures.
A life-saving boat(?), three apples, some clementines, a cabbage, three toy animals, a blanket, eleven books and a map of Europe, a photo and some postcards, three people. There are a total of 55 objects in the scene, for actors to bring with them on this long journey and for them to transform in maps, buildings, scale models and representations of imaginary cities like Zenóbia, Esmeraldina e Adelma; these are also representations of real places such as Lisbon, Berlin, Ponta Delgada, and Aleppo, Syria.
Cast and CreativeDramaturgy and direction Alex Cassal (from Italo Calvino’s book)
Creators-performers Alfredo Martins, Paula Diogo e Rafaela Jacinto
Research Joana Frazão
Light design Daniel Worm
Coproduction Má-Criação, Maria Matos Teatro Municipal e Cine-Teatro Louletano