International Solo Festival


Cine-Teatro Garrett, Sala de Ensaios (Rehearsal Room)


SARNA is the story of many imaginary dark corner revenges and failed dreamers. And it also turns out to be the story of effective revenge and of its inconsequential heroisms. The play articulates two monologues performed by the same actor. In the first, the persecution and martyrdom of Rookie Lee, accused of contaminating the gang with scabies, is narrated through the mouth of the persecutor. The second is that of Rookie Lee, and it narrates how his pursuer dies to save him. The violent and coarse slang, a work of language in permanent reinvention of its statute, marks an urban universe in disintegration, threatened on all sides, a condition metaphorized in the skin disease.


Since its creation in 1998, Assédio has developed what it is proud to present as one of the most consistent works of theatrical creation in Portugal around contemporary dramaturgies.
In these twenty years, it has ensured the revelation of several texts and authors, attentive to what is written in the western cultural space, but also investing in the research of interpellation mechanisms, both at the thematic and formal levels
It is in the meeting of the coherence of the choice of repertoire with the renewal of scenic languages ​​that Assédio has based the quality and distinction of its work.
Keeping our contemporary repertoire author theater matrix, some of the premieres of texts by authors such as Martin Crimp, Caryl Churchill, Harold Pinter, Brian Friel, Conor McPherson, Marie Jones, Jennifer Johnston, Gerardjan Rijnders, Luigi Lunari and Marie Laberge, Rafael Sepregelburd took on our part a risk that was definitely earned.

Artistic and technical sheet

Author Mark O’Rowe
Translation Francisco Luís Parreira
Direction João Cardoso
Interpretation Pedro Frias
Scenic space and costumes Sissa Afonso
Light design Filipe Pinheiro
Soundtrack Francisco Leal
Production ASSéDIO
Executive production Marta Lima

Duration ≈ 100 minutes ● > 16

© Photo António Alves

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