In this proposal of the Teatro Praga, the Arabian “OneThousand and One Nights” are Tales of Kings which are worth gold but are exchanged ‘for nickels’.
Right in the middle of the Gulbenkian Gardens, four stories, told by two pairs of actors, guide the spectators by the narrative suggesting them and encouraging them to participate actively. After having formulated the narrative assumptions, having the characters been presented and the plot summarized with speed and simplicity, they transform the imagination into a theater and dress the spectators of heroes, enemies, thieves, princesses and monsters. With only a poster, a rug or a turban, the scenery is done with little, but everyone can get into the story, say the magic words and be Ali Baba, Aladdin and the Prince Bright. The proposal of the Theatre Prague is a game of discovery and representation that approaches the stories of those who hear them, turning the spectators into tellers.
Cast | André e. Teodósio, André Godinho, Catarina Campino, Diogo Bento, Joana Barrios, J. M. Vieira Mendes
Production | Cristina Correia