Three Sisters, a text presented for the first time in 1901 by the Moscow Art Theater, tells us about a Russia in the vertigo of the great social changes that would culminate in the 1917 revolution, a pivotal time, indefinite, between what had been and what could be.
In Adágio Para Três Irmãs, an adaptation by Manuel Sanches and João de Mello Alvim from the original by Tchekhov, we focus on the three sisters – Olga, Masha and Irina.
Exiled in a province in the interior of Russia, they go about their daily lives astonishing among the memories of a happy past in
Moscow and the dreams of a promising future in which they will be able to return to Moscow, where “God willing, everything will be arranged”.
But in this daily life suspended in time, repetitive, in this endless waiting, even with the prospect of change, nothing happens.
Because as time passes, as life passes, the sisters forget that something has to be done, for something to happen.
And by compromising the
present to an uncertain future, they are lost, they are adrift, without a horizon.
We too, today, caught up in a historical moment full of countless social, political, technological and environmental transformations, live between a past when “we were happy and didn’t know it” and a future full of uncertainties, illusions and hope.
“Two or three hundred years from now, life on earth will be unimaginably
beautiful, admirable.», dreams Irina.
But for that it is not enough to dream, it is necessary to act. And act fast!
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ADAGIO FOR THREE SISTERS, FROM CHEKHOV
Staging | Scenic Device : João de Mello Alvim
Text adaptation: Manuel Sanches and João de Mello Alvim
Dramaturgy | Text Revision | Pagination : Helena Malaquias
Production Director : Alexandra Diogo
Assistance to the Director: Nâhdja Firmino
Production Assistant: Nâhdja Firmino
Performers: Alexandra Diogo, Beatriz Teodósio and Mariana Vasconcelos
Light drawing | Design and Assembly| Sound Search| Sound Operation: Flavio Martins
Graphic Designer : Rita Nascimento
Voice consultant: Ana Sancho
Video Capture and Editing | Teaser : Publirádio, SA.
Photography: Bruno Martins
Costumes : Sara Mendes Vicente
Costume Design | props | General Assistance: Lina Brito
General Support: Miguel Velez and Mariana Teiga