My my! At Waterloo Napoleon did surrender.
Oh yeah! And I have met my destiny in quite a similar way.
For George Steiner, the “idea of Europe” is a “tale of two cities”: Athens and Jerusalem. Through the “best of times” and the “worst of times”, the imperatives of reason from our Greek heritage and the imperatives of faith and revelation proclaimed in the Torah flow together into one central trunk (A single European? A hero?). This trilogy is completed in Greece, a place I began to visit at the height of the conflicts caused by the economic and social crisis. I haven’t been there to engage in Dark Tourism, nor am I trying to create social-political theatre. I’ve been to Athens to cry. I’ve been to Athens for voluntary encounters with tear gas.
Text and conception | Pedro Zegre Penim
Cast | Cláudia Jardim, João Duarte Costa, Pedro Zegre Penim
Photography | Alípio Padilha
Video | André Godinho
Musical direction and Piano | João Paulo Soares
Choreography | Sónia Baptista
Light design | Daniel Worm d’Assumpção
Make-up | Jorge Bragada
Seamstress | Rosário Balbi
Production | Cristina Correia, Elisabete Fragoso (Teatro Praga)
Co-production | Culturgest, Teatro Praga