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By Heart

 
 
Oct 5—Oct 17, 2021
 
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Part of Fall 2021

BAM DEBUT

Written and performed by Tiago Rodrigues

“Subtle, powerful and likely to make you roar at the stage”
—The Irish Times

“Once 10 people know a poem by heart,” the literary critic George Steiner once said, “there’s nothing the KGB, the CIA or the Gestapo can do about it.”

Visionary Portuguese artist Tiago Rodrigues, newly appointed director of the Avignon Festival, invites 10 audience members to join him in a deeply personal poetic experiment. What appears as a relatively simple task—memorizing a poem—quickly unfolds into something more expansive, as improbable connections emerge between Boris Pasternak, Ray Bradbury, and a cook from the north of Portugal. With curiosity and wit, Rodrigues guides us on a moving journey to illuminate the places forbidden texts have found in our minds and hearts throughout history, as safeguards of humanity no tyrant or government can eradicate.

Text with fragments and quotes by William Shakespeare, Ray Bradbury, George Steiner, Joseph Brodsky, among others

Set and costume design by Magda Bizarro

English translation by Tiago Rodrigues, revised by Joana Frazão

A Teatro Nacional D. Maria II production after an original creation by the company Mundo Perfeito

Executive produced by Rita Forjaz and Joana Costa Santos based on the original production by Magda Bizarro and Rita Mendes

Co-produced by O Espaço do Tempo, Maria Matos Teatro Municipal

Created with the financial support by Governo de Portugal | DGArtes

Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation.

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Leadership support for theater at BAM provided by
The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.;
The SHS Foundation; and The Shubert Foundation, Inc.

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Join fellow BAM Patrons and BAM artists for a behind-the-scenes celebration with the company, following the performance of Tiago Rodrigues’ By Heart.

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