A LOVE SONG - A BRAZILIAN ROMANCE INSPIRED BY JEAN GENET SHORT MOVIE “UN CHANT D’AMOUR”.
Direct from Brazil with English subtitles, A Love Song is a drama inspired by the only film by French writer and playwright Jean Genet (1910-1986), “Un chant d’amour”. The play is a poetic-erotic ode through the eyes of Genet, in which two prisoners, a middle-aged man and an eighty-year-old man, each one in their own cell, wander in lustful dreams, creating the image of the other, feeding their joys and more intimate ghosts. The play will be streamed live and there will be a special session at the Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre – 5636 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038.
JEAN GENET (1910-1986)
Jean Genet is a French novelist, playwright and poet, known as the “damned writer”, who provoked the most diverse reactions about his personality and work. Sentenced to life imprisonment for the crime of death, he obtained a pardon in 1948 thanks to the efforts of Jean-Paul Sartre and Jean Cocteau, surrendered to his literary talent. In 1983 he won the most important French literary prize, the Grand Prix National. In his novels and plays, the protagonists are almost always delinquents and marginals, Genet destabilizes the social conscience and the fragile values of the bourgeois society. Among his works stand out Our Lady of the Flowers (1944), Querelle of Brest (1947), which was taken to the cinema in 1982 by Rainer Werner Fassbinder with the title Querelle, and The Thief’s Journal (1949), in addition to the plays The Maids (1947), Haute Surveillance (1949), The Balcony (1956), The Blacks (1958) and The Screens (1961).
Presented by Os Satyros
Directed by Rodolfo Vázquez García and Gustavo Ferreira
Written by Henrique Mello and Roberto Francisco
Ensemble: Henrique Mello and Roberto Francisco
Visual Designer: Adriana Vaz
Visual Designer Assistant: Leticia Gomide
Lighting and Photograph: Thiago Capella
Sound Operator: Flávio Duarte
Producer: Silvio Eduardo
Assistant Producer: Janna Julian
Marketing and Social Media: Diego Ribeiro and Isabella Garcia
Multimedia Designer: Henrique Mello
WHERE: Streamed show and Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre – 5636 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
Friday, August 13, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 14, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
Friday, August 20, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 21, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
Friday, August 27, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 28, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
Running time: 40 minutes
TICKET PRICE: $ 8.99
Ticket link: http://hff21.co/7192
Admission age: 16+
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION TEAM:
Os Satyros – Brazil
Os Satyros is a Brazilian theatre company founded in 1989 by Ivam Cabral and Rodolfo García Vázquez. The company has produced over 100 plays which have been performed in more than 20 countries. They have also produced 2 fiction films. For over 10 years, Os Satyros has been researching the relationship between technology and theatre, with several of the company´s productions embracing the use of the internet, robots, apps and cell phones on stage. When the pandemic started, they decided to go into research on new possibilities for digital theatre using the Zoom app and since then the company already produced over 14 successful digital productions.
Roberto Francisco – Playwright and actor
Roberto Francisco was born in the Mooca, a traditional neighborhood in São Paulo, on October 31th 1944. His career has more than 50 years, and he is currently part of Os Satyros Theater Company. The veteran participated in historical plays in Brazilian theater, such as The Balcony, by Jean Genet, directed in 1969 by the Argentinian director Victor García and produced by Ruth Escobar, an important Portuguese-Brazilian producer; and “Macunaíma”, a classic version by Antunes Filho, another important figure in Brazilian theater, in 1978 for Mário de Andrade’s book, a montage with which he toured Europe.
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