In “That day, it didn’t show on television”, Teatro do Vestido uses testimonies and documents to report how the death of student José António Ribeiro dos Santos, murdered by a PIDE-DGS agent, was publicized, either by his friends, supporters and fellow fighters, or for the regime, which did everything to disguise his murder as an “accident”, the result of disrespect towards students, in “shots fired into the air.” Not by chance, 2 years later, at the door of Rua António Maria Cardoso, in Lisbon, on April 25, 1974, the same “shots fired into the air” would serve as an alibi for the PIDE agents who fired on the crowd, killing 4 people. It was a modus operandi.
Artistic and technical details:
Investigation, Text, Direction: Joana Craveiro
Co-creation and Interpretation: Estêvão Antunes, Francisco Madureira, Inês Rosado, Tânia Guerreiro, Tozé Cunha
Music and Sound Space: Francisco Madureira
Scenography: Carla Martínez
Costumes: Tânia Guerreiro
Light Design: Joana Craveiro, with the collaboration of João Cachulo
Video (co-creation, assembly and operation): José Torrado
Production Director: Alaíde Costa
Production Assistance: Rita Conde
Co-production: Aljube Museum – Resistance and Freedom, Teatro das Figuras and Teatro do Vestido.
Duration: 65 minutes
Age rating: M12