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Filhos do Mal

Hotel Europa
©Estelle Valente
Past event
Dates and Schedules

March 24th to 31st
Wednesday to wednesday, 19h (available until 0h00)

April 2nd to 4th
Friday to Sunday, 14h (available until 19h)







Age Restriction


Portuguese Sign Language


Os Filhos do Mal (The Children of Evil) explores the relationship that the generations born after the revolution (April 25th 1974) ) have with the Portuguese Fascistic dictatorship regime and what memories were transmitted to them from that past. The performance reflects in particular on the children whose parents fought against the regime and on the children whose parents were collaborators with the Portuguese dictatorship. On the stage, the “performers” are real people, found through the process of collecting testimonies, representing their own stories.

Hotel Europa creates its new documentary theatre performance from the concept of “post-memory”, as defined by Marianne Hirsch in her book Postmemory Generation: “the relationship that the ‘generation after’ bears to the personal, collective, and cultural trauma of those who came before — experiences they “remember” only by means of the stories, images, and behaviours among which they grew up. This is the second performance of this cycle that started in 2019 with Children of Colonialism.

Cast and Creative

Creation André Amálio Co-creation and movement Tereza Havlíčková creation assistant Cheila Lima INTERPRETATION Ana Rita Ferreira, Ana Sartóris, João Esteves, Marta Salazar Fernandes, Paulo Quedas e Rita Tomé SCENOGRAPHY Sara Franqueira MUSICAL CREATION Pedro Salvador Light design and operation Joaquim Madaíl Production Hotel Europa Executive production Maria João Santos CO-PRODUCTION São Luiz Teatro Municipal/EGEAC acknowledgments Rui Simões e a todos os familiares dos intérpretes deste espetáculo que generosamente partilharam a sua história /// Hotel Europa is a structure supported by República Portuguesa – Ministério da Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes /// O Teatro São Luiz/EGEAC é parceiro no Projeto Europeu Inclusive Theater(s).


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