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A Hora em que Não Sabíamos Nada Uns dos Outros (The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other)

By Peter Handke Direction Olga Roriz
Alípio Padilha
Past event
Dates and Schedules

12 to 21 May
Friday and Saturday, 20h; Sunday, 17h30


Sala Luis Miguel Cintra


1h40 aprox


€12 to €15 with discounts (Covered by the Culture Pass - available only at the Theater ticket office)

Age Restriction



By the German playwright, Peter Handke, A Hora em que Não Sabíamos Nada Uns dos Outros (1992) is a play originally composed of 450 cast members walking in a square represented as a city with ongoing events.

“The trigger for the play was an afternoon several years ago. I had spent the whole day in a small square in Muggia, near Trieste. I sat on the terrace of a cafe and watched life go by. I entered a true state of observation, perhaps this was helped a little by the wine. Every little thing became meaningful (without being symbolic). The tiniest procedures felt significant in the world.” Peter Handke

His aim would be to create a day in the life of a plaza following a set of stage directions.

31 years after the creation of this play, Olga Roriz is interested in questioning what has changed in the world. “It seems to us that this title now wants to tell us much more. That what we know about each other and about ourselves is an increasingly dark well and that it is urgent to open channels for transformation, for the creation of utopia”, writes the choreographer.

Cast and Creative

Direction Olga Roriz Text Peter Handke Translation João Barrento Performers António Bollaño, Dinis Duarte, Gaya de Medeiros, Marta Jardim, Marta Lobato Faria, Roge Costa, Yonel Serrano featuring Beatriz Rodrigues, Caio Almeida, Carla Moita, Catarina Loura, Diogo Alves, Eduarda Ferraz, Fernando Chainço, Giovana Sanchez, Isabel Lopes, Leonor Alecrim, Luana Ilídia Monteiro, Mafalda Cardoso, Malgorzata Sus, Marina Quay, Max Gershon, Pedro Oliveira, Rodrigo Pereira Esteves, Tiago Ferreira Martins, Tomás Fernandes, Vânia da Luz Soundtrack João Rapozo and Olga Roriz Scenography and props Eric Costa Costumes Companhia Olga Roriz’ wardrobe Light design Cristina Piedade Sound editing João Rapozo Direction ASSISTANCE André de Campos Rehearsals Assistant Victória Bemfica PROPS ASSISTANCE Paula Hespanha Costumes Assistance Ricardo Domingos SCENOGRAPHY ASSISTANCE Pedro Sousa Stage DIRECTOR ASSISTANCE Ana P. Silva, Victória Bemfica COSTUMES support (intern) David Duarte Technical direction and light operation João Chicó/Pedro Guimarães Design, assembly and sound operation PontoZurca Co-production Companhia Olga Roriz, Município de Loulé, Casa das Artes de Vila Nova de Famalicão, Teatro Nacional São João and São Luiz Teatro Municipal // Olga Roriz Company - Direction Olga Roriz PRODUCTION DIRECTOR António Quadros Ferro Management Magda Bull FOR Dance Theatre and Residences Lina Duarte Executive Production João Pissara CORPOEMCADEIA Coordination Catarina Câmara


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