Kids “thirsty to see shows that don’t talk about the pandemic”


“I’ve never seen kids so happy as in recent times, to go to the theater. I think they really needed it.” The actress and director Catarina Requeijo is who says this Friday for the children and youth audience the play “Não Há Duas Sem Três” at LU.CA, Teatro Luís de Camões, in Belém.

The text written together with Inês Barahona will be on stage until the end of January, with sessions for schools and families. Sessions with Portuguese Sign Language are also scheduled on the 21st and 22nd, and a relaxed session on the 23rd and another with audio description on January 29th, at 4:30 pm.

This play, which features an interpretation by Catarina Requeijo and scenography and costumes by Maria João Castelo, continues an ancient story. According to the actress, “Não Há Duas Sem Três” follows the shows “A Grande Corrida”, from 2012 and “Muita Tralha Pouca Tralha”.

This monologue, with sound design by Sérgio Delgado, takes on the characters Manuela, the car-driver niece of Aunt Odete and Uncle “Rezingão” Alfredo. In the current context of the pandemic, Catarina Requeijo highlights the fact that the youngest are “very thirsty to see other things and shows that do not say anything about the pandemic and that take them to another place”.

In an interview with the General Essay of Renaissance, the actress speaks of this new creation as “a third stage of a trilogy”, but makes a point of explaining that “unlike newspaper supplements, which cannot be sold separately, these shows can be viewed separately. It does not imply having seen the previous ones.”

“You can only see one, because there is always a contextualization of the story”, says Catarina Requeijo, who adds that these stories for the youngest “are very simple”. Designed for a target audience from the age of six, “Não Há Duas Sem Três” is, like the previous shows, a work “all in rhyme”, he explains.

The actress says that the shows “follow a structure of accumulation and repetition that comes from the structure of traditional stories, which means that the audience sometimes already manages to memorize a part of the story”.

This work will be presented to the family audience on January 14 at 6:30 pm, on January 15, 16, 22 and 29 at 4:30 pm and on January 23 and 30 at 11:30 am and 4:30 pm. There are also dates for schools.


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