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Pais & Filhos

By Pedro Penim based on Ivan Turgueniev
©Carlos Pinto
Past event
Dates and Schedules

December 8th to 12th
Wednesday to sunday, available between 9am and midnight


Sala Virtual do São Luiz - bol.pt


2h15m aprox.



Age Restriction



Imagine a theatre show that combines the literary power of one of the most celebrated novels in world literature with the forefront of contemporary social debate on a thorny subject, revitalised by queer revolutionary activism: the abolition of the family. This is Pais & Filhos, written by Pedro Penim based on the Russian classic written in 1862 by Ivan Turgueniev, which lends its title to the show, and under the influence of Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family, published in 2019 by Sophie Lewis, a feminist committed with Cyborg Ecology and Queer Communism. Continuing a work of duplication between the biographical document and the creation of a fictional universe, Penim – who has an ongoing parenting project through the controversial process of surrogate pregnancy – seeks to deepen the debate on parentage and family, involving not only theatre spectators but also the media, academia and civil society and expanding Pais & Filhos to a dimension that goes beyond personal history.



Cast and Creative

Texto e Encenação Pedro Penim Interpretation Ana Tang, Bernardo de Lacerda, David Costa, Diogo Bento, Hugo van der Ding, Joana Barrios, João Abreu, Pedro Penim, Rita Blanco and Olívia (como Trouble) Staging assistant Bernardo de Lacerda Choreographic support Luiz Antunes Stage set Joana Sousa Costumes Joana Barrios Master seamstress Rosário Balbi Doll conception António Vieira Imaginações Reborn Video Jorge Jácome Light Daniel Worm d’Assumpção Sound Miguel Lucas Mendes Production direction Daniela Ribeiro (Teatro Praga) Production Alexandra Baião (Teatro Praga) Digital communication Mafalda Jacinto (Teatro Praga) Support Griffehairstyle, Hospital de Bonecas Co-production Teatro Praga, Teatro Nacional São João and São Luiz Teatro Municipal Acknowledgments Alessandro Valera, André e. Teodósio, Celso Bispos, Cláudia Jardim, Cláudia Semedo, David Motta, Filipe Dominguez, Freddy, Helena Vaz, Jacinta, Joana Lopes, Joana Manuel, João Antunes, José Maria Vieira Mendes, Lúcia, Mariana Vieira, Mark Lowen, Mimi, Olívia, Pedro Batista, Ricardo Casal, Lewis, Tiago Bartolomeu Costa e António Vieira / Artista Reborn – Imaginações Reborn /// O Teatro Praga é uma estrutura financiada pelo Governo de Portugal / Direção Geral das Artes


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