SÓCRATES MUST DIE: THE LIFE OF JOHN SMITH

2018
MICKAEL DE OLIVEIRA

Socrates Must Die features two episodes: The Death of Socrates and The Life of John Smith. The dyptich, starring by Albano Jerónimo, continues the director’s work on theatre and politics. The play takes us all the way from Socrates’ three last days in prison, as he awaits his execution, to a future new planet inhabited by an elite of reincarnated souls.

The Life of John Smith – Episode II

The Life of John Smith is the second episode of the diptych Socrates Must Die. In this episode, Paulo, Pedro, Raquel, Ana and Sócrates (reincarnated as John Smith) wake up from a long sleep in a Natural History Museum. Three members of the Academy wake them up: Aquela (Miguel Moreira), Aquele (Pedro Gil) and Aqueloutro (Maria Leite), who show them the world that emerged from the utopia designed on the first episode: a community defined by the primacy of the soul over the body. Memory, language, fiction, affiliation, difference and alterity are the themes that feed the discussion where they all have to reach a decision on the future of this new world, endangered by an unprecedented threat paying homage to Phaedo by Plato and to science-fiction B movies.

Text and Direction: Mickael de Oliveira

Cast: Albano Jerónimo, Ana Bustorff, Maria Leite, Miguel Moreira Paulo Pinto, Pedro Gil, Pedro Lacerda, Raquel Castro and Solange Freitas

Guest appearances: Vanda Rodrigues, Coro Lopes-Graça

Direction Assistant: Solange Freitas 

Lighting Design: Rui Monteiro 

Sets: António MV 

Music: Diogo Ribeiro 

Costumes: Sara Coimbra Loureiro

Video: João Pedro Fonseca

Make up: Jorge Bragada

Props: João Ferro Martins 

Technical Direction: Anaísa Guerreiro 

Sound Operator: João Neves

Photography: Bruno Simão

Translations from Latin and Greek: Carlos Jesus

Directors of Productions: Armando Valente and Maria Albergaria

Co-production: Colectivo84, Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Teatro Viriato and São Luiz Teatro Municipal

PERFORMANCES

CENTRO CULTURAL VILA FLOR (GUIMARÃES, PT)

24 FEBRUARY 2018

SÃO LUIZ TEATRO MUNICIPAL (LISBOA, PT)

6 – 9 DECEMBER 2018

TEATRO VIRIATO (VISEU, PT)

15 DECEMEBER 2018

2017 – 2018
MICKAEL DE OLIVEIRA

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Colectivo84 is a structure sponsored by the Portuguese Ministry of Culture/ Direção Geral das Artes.

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