Teatro Praga - © Filipe Ferreira

© Filipe Ferreira

2019

October

30 Wed 21.00h 31 Thu 21.00h

RIVOLI Grand Auditorium

9.00€ • 2.10h with break • >12

Teatro Praga

Worst of

Theatre
Teatro Praga - © Filipe Ferreira

© Filipe Ferreira

 
“Worst of” is an excessive, sarcastic celebration in line with what Teatro Praga has been presenting. They assume it is a ruthless look at “the chronic backwardness of Portuguese theatre” compared to other art forms, and an emphasis on the failure of that discipline. They also say it features the best actors—Márcia Breia, Rogério Samora, São José Correia and Vítor Silva Costa—as the rest of the cast, habitué of their plots, stages the canonical plays in the history of Portuguese theatre, from Gil Vicente to the 21st century. This compilation of Portuguese theatre classics, framed by a museum setting, bears examples that are easy to criticise and mock given their anachronism in the face of reality and what was being done abroad. It gives voice to the whimper that “Portuguese theatre is no good”. On the other hand, in that lack of repertoire the company finds a certain lightness and freedom to create. And to fail. “Not everything about theatre has to be good”. But then, one asks, what is—and why is it—bad? 


Teatro Praga is a group or federation of artists. It was born in 1995 and is based in Rua das Gaivotas 6, Lisbon. It regularly collaborates with some of the most prestigious cultural institutions in Portugal and has performed in several European festivals and theatres (in Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, France, Belgium, Hungary, Slovenia, Estonia, Denmark and Poland), as well as in Brazil, Israel and China.
Created by Teatro Praga
With texts by Gil Vicente, Correia Garção, Almeida Garrett, Francisco Gomes de Amorim, Júlio Dantas, Alfredo Cortês, André Brun, Luís de Sttau Monteiro, Bernardo Santareno, J. M. Vieira Mendes
Cast Cláudia Jardim, Diogo Bento, Márcia Breia, Patrícia da Silva, Pedro Penim, Rogério Samora, São José Correia, Vítor Silva Costa
Set design Joana Sousa
Costumes Joana Barrios
Lighting design Daniel Worm d’Assumpção
Sound design Miguel Lucas Mendes 
Assistant director Pedro Barreiro
Wardrobe assistant Andreia Mayer
Stage assistant Tiago Barbosa, Victor Gonçalves
Production director Andreia Carneiro
Produced by Alexandra Baião
Support Infraestruturas de Portugal, Antónia Rosa (Griffehairstyle), L’Oréal, Lux Frágil Storytailors: João Branco e Luís Sanchez, Sumol + Compal, Teatradançando, Teatro do Bairro, Teatro Experimental de Cascais, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Vicente Trindade
Co-produced by Teatro Municipal do Porto, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II