The play will have screenings every day at 21:30, until the 28th, through the platform of the 'online' box office page (BOL), with a cost of three euros and no capacity limit for each show.
Companhia de Teatro do Algarve (ACTA) returns to the stage this Friday with the play "Molly Bloom's Night", in an 'online' format.
The play will have screenings every day at 9:30pm, until the 28th, through the platform of the 'online' box office page (BOL), at a cost of three euros, and with no capacity limit for each show.
"The work of the actors was done and we don't know how much more time we have ahead and evidently we are not going to wait, because we have other commitments, we are going to premiere 'online'," revealed to Lusa the ACTA's artistic director, Luís Vicente.
The responsible of the company advanced that at the same time that the spectators watch the show the company "puts the play on stage", in what will serve as "general rehearsals" since at the end of the confinement the company will take the work to Spain.
The unpredictability of problems that may arise in the Internet transmission, namely "breaks in the connection" and consequent "interruption in the broadcast", led the company to choose not to perform the show live, but to present a recording instead.
The director also revealed the hope that, after the presentations in Spain, there will be an opportunity to "put the play back live".
"Molly Bloom's Night" is an adaptation from the 18th chapter of "Ulysses", by James Joyce, in which Molly Bloom - wife of the protagonist of the work -, played by Glória Fernandes, unveils facets of her husband's personality and of her own in "a great monologue" during a night of insomnia, in a speech "difficult to work and memorize", which is also "incoherent", quickly jumping "from one subject to another", revealed Luis Vicente.
This is the first show of the Teatro Lethes/ACTA program in 2021, followed by a new play by VATE/Educational Service, to be premiered on March 27, dedicated to the heteronyms of Fernando Pessoa and to be presented to school audiences.
The restrictions imposed by the pandemic lead to two possibilities: a presentation in schools, but in a more spacious place - which is not possible in the usual bus, or, alternatively, in an 'online' format.
The third show of the year is scheduled for July 3, a co-production with the Almada Theatre Company focusing on the Portuguese colonial war, to be presented as part of that city's theater festival.
The rest of the Teatro Lethes program - around 14 shows - is in the "rescheduling phase", which Luís Vicente hopes can happen "still during 2021".
"Let's see if we can schedule everything during this year", he stressed.
The actor and director still believes that we are "reaching the end of an era" and creating "a new paradigm", with the "experimentation of new possibilities", giving the example of the "marathon" that was the show "Life will swallow you up", by Tónan Quito, who invited the spectators to watch a play that went from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM the next day.
Luís Vicente gives as an example his experience with ACTA, with shows at 7:00 PM, in which he was "surprised by the public's adherence to these times on weekdays.
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