The full reading of “Os Lusíadas”, plays, staged readings and book launches mark, all over the country, the celebrations of World Theater Day, which is celebrated on Sunday.
Established in 1962 by the International Theater Institute (ITI, in the original acronym), when the Theater of Nations opened in Paris, the event celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.
Every year, a personality linked to the theater is invited by the ITI to elaborate a message, which this year was the responsibility of the North American theater and opera director Peter Sellars.
At the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, in Lisbon, the event begins to be celebrated from 10:00 am on Saturday, with actor António Fonseca’s Garrett room taking the stage, who, until 00:00, will be performing the full reading of “Os Lusíadas as you’ve never heard them”.
“This is my love story”, a show on stage in the Estúdio Room, with a session in Portuguese Sign Language, and, at the end, a conversation with the artists, is the piece proposed by D. Maria II for the commemorations of the ephemeris .
Both sessions have free admission, upon collection of tickets at the theater box office and culminate an initiative started on the 20th, with the availability, in the online room, of some shows.
In Lisbon, among other theaters, the Teatro S. Luiz, in Lisbon, stands out, where the world day is marked with a conversation entitled “The lives of Jorge”, in a tribute to the director and actor Jorge Silva Melo, and a performance of “ Artists’ lives”, the last performance of the artistic director of Artists Unidos, who died on the 14th.
Meanwhile, at Teatro Meridional, the company’s most recent creation, “Vida inversa”, with text by José Luís Peixoto, will be performed, and a small book will also be released with the text in an author’s edition.
At the São João National Theater, in Porto, where the celebrations begin today and continue until Sunday, there will be a set of initiatives, the revenue of which will revert to UNICEF’s “Ukraine Emergency” campaign.
A theater book fair, taking place over three days, guided tours, on Saturday and Sunday, and a performance of the play “Floresta deilhões”, on Sunday afternoon, are the paid initiatives at São João, where, on Saturday, The “Minimum Encyclopedia: An Anthology of One Hundred Texts” will also be launched.
“Sublime Obscurity”, a piece that crosses photography, cinema, sound and visual arts, to be performed today at the Gil Vicente Academic Theater, in Coimbra, also marks the anniversary.
At the Teatro Garcia de Resende, in Évora, the performance of “Guardião do rio” on Sunday by the Teatro da Palmilha Dentada stands out.
In this Alentejo theater, the Évora Dramatic Center (CENDREV) also proposes the exhibition “Magnólia”, with costumes by Vera Castro, which will be on display until April 18.
In the Algarve, highlight goes to Loulé and Faro where, on Sunday, the plays “Aquário” by Marlene Barreto will be presented, respectively, at Cine-Teatro Louletano, and “Madalena”, by Sara Castro, at Teatro das Figuras.
“Frei Luís de Sousa”, by the Filandorra company, on Saturday, at the Ribeiro Conceição Theater, in Lamego, “O Velho da Horta”, also by Filandorra, but on Sunday, at the Vinhais Cultural Center, “I’ve died more times than what I owed”, by Krisálida, on Sunday, at the Cineteatro dos Firefighters Volunteers in Vila Praia de Âncora, and “Genome B”, by Varazim Teatro, also on Sunday, at Cineteatro Garrett, in Póvoa de Varzim, are among the performances to be noted. the ephemeris in the North zone.
“King Lear”, by the João Garcia Miguel company, on Saturday night, at the José Lúcio da Silva Theater, in Leiria, “High Voltage Zone”, by the Teatromosca, on Sunday, at the Lívio de Morais House of Culture, in Mira Sintra , and “Trangressões”, by Teatro Extremo, on Saturday and Sunday, at Teatro-Estúdio António Assunção, in Almada, are other plays to be performed to commemorate World Theater Day.
Still in Almada, but at the Joaquim Benite Municipal Theater, the Almada Theater Company opens the doors of the building to everyone, marking the date with the reading of the message from Peter Sellars, two shows – “Além da dor” and “Ilhas” – and the launch of the eighth volume of the collection “The sense of the masters”. “The theater and the invisible” is the title of the book by choreographer Josef Nadj, which will be presented by Cláudia Galhós in the presence of the author.
Still on the south bank of the Tagus, Teatro da Terra premieres, on Sunday, at the Seixal Cultural Forum, the play “Balada para Sophie”, in a text adapted by Ana Lázaro from the homonymous comic book by Filipe Melo and Juan Cavia .
In Montijo, on Sunday, the Mascarenhas-Martins Company will read the message of the World Theater Day and, on the same day, in Palmela, the Chapitô Company will take the play “Napoleão ou o complex de epic”.
“The candles burn until the end”, based on the homonymous work of the author, born in the current Slovakia Sándor Márai, for the TrêsMaisUm theater project, at Teatro Micaelense, in Ponta Delgada, on Sunday, and “My grandfather can fly”, at Mandágora puppet theater, on Saturday night, at the Baltazar Dias Municipal Theater, in Funchal, are also part of the commemorations of the 60th World Theater Day.