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By Win Wells Directed by Fernanda Lapa
Past event
Dates and Schedules

19 to 30 June
Wednesday to Saturday, 21h
Sunday, 17h30


Conversation with the team:
Sunday, 23 June, after the performance


Sala Mário Viegas


€12 with discounts

Age Restriction

Age rate pending

Portuguese Sign Language

23 June, Sunday, 17h30


Fernanda Lapa directs Gertrude Stein and a Companion by Win Wells, a play with a title he took from Ernest Hemingway. On stage, an improbable dialog between the deceased American writer and poet Gertrude Stein and her life companion for 25 years, Alice B.Toklas, who invokes her to give her opinion on her favourite subjects: herself, literature, painting, art. Both characters interpret, several times, other characters who passed trough their lives, like, among others, Gertrude’s brother or Picasso and his wife Mabel Dodge. The play goes back and forth from their first meeting until their deaths. More than a gay play, as it has been considered, it is a performance about a love relationship that shows us important characters of our culture. The adaptation by Escola de Mulheres is translated by Francisco Villas-Boas and the music is by Nuno Vieira de Almeida, who, on stage at the piano, comments the action with music pieces from the Modernist period by composers who knew both Stein and Toklas.

8(Rehearsal pictures)

Cast and Creative

Author Win Wells Dramaturgy and direction Fernanda Lapa Cast Cucha Carvalheiro and Lucinda Loureiro Pianist Nuno Vieira de Almeida Stage design and Costumes António Lagarto Assistant director Marta Lapa Lighting design Paulo Santos Video José Manuel Marques Co-production Escola de Mulheres and São Luiz Teatro Municipal


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