The Sagrada Família, a rectangular wooden box containing the images of Joseph, Mary and Jesus, is a small portable oratory. On the left side door, the names of the subscribers who intend to welcome her home and follow the teachings of the Nazaré family are written. The cult dates back to the 15th century and exists in residual form in some villages in the country. This oratory is the scenic element common to the three texts that make up The Holy Family by Elmano Sancho: José, the father; Maria, the mother; Jesus, the son.
Maria, the mother, according to a text in the family trilogy, is a text about loss, pain, loneliness, old age, forgetfulness and death.
Art and technical sheet:
Authorship and staging: Elmano Sancho
Interpretation: Custódia Gallego, Elmano Sancho, João Gaspar, Lucília Raimundo
Staging assistance: Paulo Lage
Scenic Space: Samantha Silva
Costumes: Ana Paula Rocha
Costume Designer: Carolina Furtado
Light Design: Rui Monteiro
Lighting Assistant: Teresa Antunes
Sound Space: Frederico Pereira
Coproduction: Teatro da Trindade, Casa das Artes de Famalicão, Loup Solitaire