Brazil - Sao Paolo
In The Garden
, the third production by the young Hiato company, which already has multiple awards to its credit, Alzheimer's and collective forgetting, the story of a country and the tale of a family, truth and its relativity, reality and fiction, the actor and their role, bleed into, conceal and reveal one other in equal parts.
Three eras, three stories and a family coexist on a stage carpeted with grass and enclosed by cardboard boxes. As they open these boxes, pile them up or wrestle with them, the protagonists whirl endlessly in time and memory.
1938: Thiago and Fernanda divorce and divide between them the keep-sakes of a life shared.
1979: Thiago, now suffering from Alzheimer's, celebrates his birthday with his daughters shortly before he is moved into an old people's home.
2011: Thiago's granddaughter and a maid put the abandoned family home in order.
The young and rapidly up-and-coming director and playwright Leonardo Moreira
(b. 1983) brings a heart-breaking lyricism and resolute humanity to the Garden, his idiosyncratic tribute to Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard
After performance talk with Leonardo Moreira and Hiato Company