On Wednesday, the 15th, the first foreign company, Compagnia Teatrale Fo Rame, from Gubbio, Italy, enters the Festival of Almada. A comedy that will not leave anyone indifferent: Johan Padan a la descoverta de la Americhe.
The show will be on stage at the Incredible Almadense Ballroom, on the 15th, 16th and 17th, at 9:30 pm; days 18 and 19, at 15h. The show will be spoken in Gramelot – a dialect invented by Dario Fo and will have subtitles in Portuguese.
At 6 pm, Tiago Rodrigues, author, director and interpreter of By Heart, will be chatting with the public, at the TMJB Esplanade. The moderation will be by Rita Martins.
JOHAN PADAN A LA DESCOVERTA DE LE AMERICHE (Ballroom of the Incredible Almadense, days 15, 16 and 17, at 21.30; days 18 and 19, at 15h) 1h30
This 1997 Nobel Prize for Literature text, a monologue in two acts, is narrated by Johan Padan, a fugitive Venetian from the Inquisition who accompanies Christopher Columbus on his fourth trip to the New World as responsible for the animals on board.
Torn castaway, he reaches land on the back of a pig and is saved by a group of indigenous people. Aimed at the celebrations of the five hundred years of Colombo’s first voyage to America, celebrated in 1992, the text was composed from a refined investigation that Fo did to the explorers’ diaries of the 15th and 16th centuries, and written in an invented dialect that mixes Italian ancient from Lombardy and Venice with Catalan, Castilian, Provencal, Portuguese and Arabic