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FESTIVALS

POP 2023 - DAY 2 - UNE HISTOIRE VRAIE

COMPANY GATO,SA

DIRECTION Lionel Ménard 

FROM Portugal


30 of Nov 2023 - Teatro Micaelense



CREATION AND DIRECTION Lionel Ménard

ASSISTANT DRAMATURG Mário Primo

CAST Helena Rosa, Mafalda Marafusta, Marina Leonardo, Raul Oliveira, Rogério Bruno, Tomás Porto

LIGHTING DESIGN Rui Senos

MUSIC SELECTION Lionel Ménard

SOUND DESIGN João Martinho

STAGE DESIGN Helena Rosa, Lionel Ménard, Rita Carrilho

SCENIC CONSTRUCTION Natalia Terlecka, Pedro Mira

COSTIME DESIGNER Florbela Santos

PHOTOGRAPHY Victormar

GRAPHIC DESIGN Ricardo Lynchos

PRODUCTION AJAGATO 2022



ABOUT THE PLAY

“A True Story” - The fortieth creation by GATO SA, is unusual both in its creative process and final result.

Wordless theater that is physical and narrative, presented in an “open” manner and targeted at the entirety of the senses. It confronts us with the volubility of human nature and questions the real compassion of each one of us before the vulgarization of violence in a time of widespread instability and war.

 

Pauline returns home from childhood moved by an unsettling doubt that accompanies her for a long time. She revisits the spaces she keeps in her memory and rediscovers disturbingly revealing signs about her origins. (...)

 

If I knew I loved him so much, I would’ve loved him more

 

"(...) I started by inviting the participants to reveal some of their secrets, their greatest moments of happiness, the fantastic coincidences of their stories. Everyone, from initial training to the last weeks of rehearsals, was able to help me build the bridge. This project, started in Poland by an initiative of Bartlomiej Ostapczuk now held in Stº André thanks to AJAGATO. Mário Primo was like a father to me, benevolent, encouraging, and uncompromising. I thank my magnificent actors who inspired me, convinced me, questioned me, and helped me find my way. The story has come true." L. Menárd




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