A decisive gesture of launching dices decides the price of the ticket. The distribution of four parts by the six actors is an offered Russian Roulette, on tray, to the public. It will be Serendipity, Book-Crossing, Random Order, Nietzsche (!) and Love (!!?) birds of a feather? A bag with a white ball and a black ball called chance.
It is for it to rule, for each day the chance of some 72 possible combinations that we know exist in this show. But we already warn that the exponential is infinite, and that the hand that rocks the dice cup is the hand that will determine the course of events.
From Noël Coward we still do not know if we like. We never understood in which part of the gray and infinite zone ranging from the intellectual dandy to the futile queer he is situated. In this slippery territory, in this swamp, which will operate the building and part of the piece and of the show. It is here that the cool and efficient Noël Coward’s universe suffers a blow of fate: the staging (actors and audience) of this show will never be more than one product sample and the assumption of the results. And nobody shifted its consequences.
WINNER | “Decade Theatre 2003” Prize | Clube Português de Artes e Ideias | categ. Best Director and Best Actress
Text | Noël Coward
Translation | Carlos Falcão
Co-creation and interpretation | André e. Teodósio, Carlos Alves, Cláudia Jardim, Paula Diogo, Patrícia da Silva, Pedro Penim and Sofia Ferrão
Styling | Sofia Aparício
Executive producer | Pedro Pires
Graphic design | Paula Veiga