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Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Tom na Fazenda
Tom à la ferme

Michel Marc Bouchard
Rodrigo Portella

12 > 16.03.2024
Theatre

 Tom, devastated, travels to the funeral of his lover deep in the countryside. There he meets his lover’s mother, who was completely unaware of her late son’s sexual orientation. His brother, a manly, violent peasant, wants Tom to keep the nature of their relationship to himself. 

In this austere rural atmosphere, Tom is caught in a web of lies and the farm gradually becomes the setting for a dangerous game.

In Brazil, a highly patriarchal country where the holy triad of family, Church and property still reigns supreme, Tom na Fazenda came as a bombshell. The protagonist embodies the outsider who destabilizes the apparent tranquillity of a conservative family and reveals the unspoken violence that prevails there. 

A play that transports us into a network of complex tensions, avoiding neither seduction, nor blood, nor fear. A dizzying immersion in the web of our little social arrangements. A theatre of mud and blood that dirties and glorifies the body.

Calendar

  • - 20:30
  • - 19:30
  • - 20:30

    Introduction · 20:00

  • - 20:30
  • - 19:30

Information

Language

pt (br), surtitling fr

Duration

2hr 10mins

Venue

Studio

Cast

Author
Michel Marc Bouchard

Translation and adaptation
Armando Babaioff

Direction
Rodrigo Portella

With
Armando Babaioff
Denise Del Vecchio
Gustavo Rodrigues
Camila Nhary

Scenography
Aurora dos Campos

Light design
Tomás Ribas

Costume Design
Bruno Perlatto

Music
Marcello H.

Choregraphy
Toni Rodrigues

Design and communication
Victor Novaes

Touring
Séverine André-Liebaut

Management and production
Lison Bellanger - EPOC productions

Production directors
Sérgio Saboya
Silvio Batistela - Galharufa Produções

Based on an original idea by
Armando Babaioff
Quadrovivo Produções

Le Rideau de saison, Maak & Transmettre · photos : Lucile Dizier, 2024