After 38 years of a consolidated artistic career, recognized by the public, by the theatre media critics e by all partners we have, one way or another, collaborated with, we now...
After 38 years of a consolidated artistic career, recognized by the public, by the theatre media critics e by all partners we have, one way or another, collaborated with, we now prepare our next production. The inclusion of this production in the PPL platform aims to appeal to society at large for an active participation, diversifying funding to culture and enabling effective production of this play. Within Portugal’s current economic setting, only in this manner will we be able to see this new project through.
“Romeo and Juliet – A Cats’ Story”, is a free adaptation of one of the best-known plays by William Shakespeare. This is the year of the celebration of the 450th birthday of Shakespeare, thus being timely for us to revisit one of the greatest authors of world drama.
In this version, the Capulet family is named as Coletes and the Montague family are the Monteses. The Coletes family is from Lisbon and the Monteses have their origin in the mountains. Two hostile families, who, for reasons lost in time, will make things hard for two young cats that are in love. Since cats are able to overcome death, as they are said to have 7 lives, in this version Romeo and Juliet overcome that tragic moment in the story to jointly celebrate the love that will reunite the two families.
In choosing to present the characters as cats, it is essential that they have a considerable physical expression component. The show will present himself as truly multidisciplinary by mixing acting, music, song, and dance.
With a romantic dimension based on hope, we always strive for the young spectators to feel involved and identify themselves with the characters in a place that, while imaginary, remains close to their own experience.
TIL – Teatro Infantil de Lisboa is in the midst of one of the most difficult periods since its founding and the main objective of this project is to ensure the continuity of the artistic work of this theatre company.
“Romeo and Juliet – A Cats’ Story”, has its premiere scheduled for 10th October 2014.
A play for the whole family!