Memória, Memória Começou a História

23 February – 19 March 2022

Synopsis

This book opens with the note: “Some people think that boys like nonsensical stories. Not so. Wonderful stories are never nonsensical. Otherwise, let’s see:”. Agustina simultaneously suggests her own conception of children’s tastes and the marvelous nature underlying this tale, which takes place in a rural setting and has as its protagonist a boy named Giz, short for Gisbergo. A cheeky, lazy boy with a prodigious memory which is, after all, the only meaning of his life, although he himself does not recognize it. And it is precisely for “selling his memory to the mugs” to a “bearded dwarf” that little Giz is transformed. “Either because he had suffered a lot, or because the world seemed new and exciting to him, Giz smiled and looked with pleasure at the rusty vintage shears that his mother never took out of her pocket. I don’t know if you’ve become a better boy. That’s not what I wanted to talk about. To be sure, no one can say what they want to talk about, because more or less we all sell our memory to the historian, or whoever the little man with the beard curled behind his ears is.” | Sara Reis da Silva

Ticket prices

4 – 10€

Venue

Teatro Municipal Sá de Miranda – Main Room

Dates

23 February to 19 March 2022

Showtimes

Tuesday to Friday
09h30 and 11h00

Saturday (26th february and 19th march)
17h00

Running time

50 minutes (approx.)

Age rating

3+

Creation

No. 149
Teatro do Noroeste – Centro Dramático de Viana

Credits

From
A Memória de Giz by Agustina Bessa-Luís

Co-creation and Staging
Graeme Pulleyn

Co-creation and Interpretation
Alexandre Calçada, Alexandre Martins, Ana Perfeito, Chico Pires, Tiago Fernandes

Music
Chico Pires

Scenography and Costume Design
Claudia Ribeiro

Scenography and Costume Design Assistant
Maria Eugênia Cavaggioni

Props and Scenography
Beatriz Prada

Dressmakers
Alexandra Barbosa, Marlene Rodrigues

Voiceover
Elisabete Pinto

Light Design
Bruno Ferreira

Supporters
GAM Pro Audio, Lameirinho