THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING MARGUERITE DURAS
Marguerite Duras (1914-1996) was a French writer, filmmaker and playwright. Her work, inhabited by characters in search of love to the limits of madness or crime, was viscerally marked by the youth spent in Indochina. Initially framed in the molds of postwar neorealism, she later approached the principles of the nouveau roman, although her novels are never limited to mere experimentalism, but reveal an intensely personal breath; her life rivals and matches her work to the point that it is difficult to understand them separately.
Director, Writer and Performer: M̶i̶g̶u̶e̶l̶ Bonneville. Performers: Bruno Senune, Oak Kristopher, Tânia Pena. Voices: Afonso Santos, Vanda Cerejo. Composer: Rodrigo Duran. Sound Design: Mestre André. Costume Design: Mariana Sá Nogueira. Lighting Design: Nuno Patinho. Set Design: Nuno Tomaz. Videomapping: Eduardo Cunha. Characterization Prop: Blue & Júlio Alves. Video Edition & Photography/Video Recording: Joana Linda. Design/Publication: Ilhas. Executive Production: M̶i̶g̶u̶e̶l̶ Bonneville, Rita Maia. Residency Support: Campus Paulo Cunha e Silva, Citemor. Co-production: Teatro do Silêncio, Teatro Viriato, Theatro Circo. This project was financed by Governo de Portugal/Secretaria de Estado da Cultura/DGArtes.
5th of November 2022, Teatro Viriato, Viseu, Portugal