BECKETT IN REPERTOIRE

Beckett in Repertoire is junction of four short plays: Act without words I and II, Come and Go, and That time, as a result of the research of the Cia. Nova de Teatro on the universe of Samuel Beckett.

Synopses
Act without words I – Written in 1956, has the solitude as plot. A man is thrown in the desert against his will. He stands up and start to reflect. A conflicting force which takes him out of that place, then he is thrown away for several times. Objects (string, scissors, cubes, jar of water) come up and disappear mysteriously.

Act without words II – According to Beckett, it was written around the same time of Act Witout Words I (1956), and it was translated to French by the playwright and first published in the New Departures, vol.1, in 1959. The play features two men, A and B, inside bags on an uncomfortable platform and lit. To be awakened by ferrets, the characters perform a series of actions. The man is very slow and the B is very choppy.

That Time – Written in English, in 1974/75, it depicts only the face of a old man, decrépito e com uma respiração rouca. Three voices coming from the dark bring up Três vozes vindas do escuro relembram momentos distintos de sua vida, intercalando-se e alternando-se.

Come and go – Written in 1965 questions the human relationship with three women and three secrets. The characters remain trapped in his memoirs, where there is no time or space given and where can evoke passively their pasts, confining and trusting the irony of their lives. This is a play in which the word, silence and action take turns in perfect balance and harmony.

Seasons and presentations:

Teatro Cultura Inglesa Higienópolis (SP): August-September, 2002
Teatro Plinio Marcos (SP):  December, 2002
Viagem Teatral Sesi: March-May, 2003
Festival de Teatro de São José dos Campos (SP) FESTIVALE: September, 2003
Samuel Beckett 100 anos – SESC SP Santana: April, 2006

PRODUCTION CREDITS
THE BECKETT REPERTORY
PLAYWRIGHT: SAMUEL BECKETT
STAGE DIRECTION, LIGHTING DESIGN AND SCENIC OBJECTS: LENERSON POLONINI
PLAYS: ACT WITHOUT WORDS I AND II, COME AND GO AND THAT TIME
CAST:
SERGIO PORTELLA
CARINA CASUSCELLI
ANDRÉ ARRUDA
EDUARDO BRISA
ANA PAULA BUENO
SUELI DE SOUSA
SPECIAL PARTICIPATION OF PAULO CESAR PEREIO IN VOICE-OVER
COSTUME AND MAKEUP: CARINA CASUSCELLI
SOUNDTRACK: WILSON SUKORSKI
TRANSLATION: RUBENS RUSCHE





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