Always with an eye on the light, the stage is simultaneous a theatre and a scientific lab, where the creation of dramatic elements intersects with the research on a visual handicap known as cerebral achromatopsia.
There are people involved. Therefore, there’s love, hate, envy, faith, pleasure, injustice, revenge, curiosity, interest, despite, subservience, prepotency, laughs, fear, joy and, above all, lots of light.
TAGV | Coimbra
April 27th, 2016 | 9:30pm
Age rating | 12+
Running time | 1h
A closed book contains potential energy, the power to produce transformation.
The first step into that possible intervention of reality involves opening it.
And, secondly, the book needs light to be activated.
In 2015, the International Year of Light, we created two theatre plays with the light theme: Luz de Perdição (Light of Perdition), premiered on the 25th of September, in partnership with the Science Museum and a group of researchers from the University of Coimbra; and LUZ (Light), a co-production with Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente, premiered in its stage on the 23rd of November 2015.
These two plays match two parallel paths that Marionet is crossing since 2009: taking the theatre to science, working with scientific researchers communities, the science social environment and other scientific themes; and bringing the science to theatre, working on scientific themes with art professionals.
These two paths intersect now, for the first time, in Light_Book, gathering on stage professional actors and scientific researchers, and also a set of scripts written by both.
Light_Book proceeds the artistic exploration work around light developed in those two productions. It keeps the reflection on the theatrical and scientific activities, the theatre and laboratorial spaces, the theatre audience and the science social environment, adding a new variant, the presence of the light in the universal literature.
Discussion and Ideas Cristiana Paulo, Cristina Tavares, Carlos Matos, Ermelindo Leal, Eunice Oliveira, Filipe Eusébio, Joana Macias, Josephine Blersch, Laetitia Morais, Lucília Raimundo, Mafalda Oliveira, Marcelo dos Reis, Margarida Coelho, Maria João Almeida, Mário Montenegro, Pedro Andrade, Rosa Baptista, Rui Simão, Sara Amaral, Tiago Bastos
Direction Mário Montenegro
Playwright Cristiana Paulo, Carlos Matos, Ermelindo Leal, Eunice Oliveira, Filipe Eusébio, Joana Macias, Josephine Blersch, Lucília Raimundo, Mário Montenegro, Rosa Baptista, Sara Amaral
Cast Carlos Matos, Cristina Tavares, Eunice Oliveira, Filipe Eusébio, Joana Macias, Josephine Blersch, Lucília Raimundo; Margarida Coelho, Mário Montenegro, Rosa Baptista
Set Design, Wardrobe and Image Pedro Andrade
Lighting Design and Technical Direction Mafalda Oliveira
Video Laetitia Morais
Original Soundtrack and Sound Design Marcelo dos Reis, Tiago Santos
Stage Photography and Executive Production Francisca Moreira
Hair Design Carlos Gago – Ilídio Design
Co-production Marionet | Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente
With the Support of
Fundação Bissaya Barreto
Ilídio Design Cabeleireiros
MAFIA – Federação Cultural de Coimbra
Rádio Universidade de Coimbra
Ana Cristina Tavares, Carlos Fiolhais, João Fernandes, José António Bandeirinha, Maria João Feio, Paulo Gama Mota, Rui Fausto, Rui Simão, TEUC.
Included in de celebrations of University of Coimbra’s 18th Cultural Week
Company financed by Câmara Municipal de Coimbra
- Light of Perdition