2nd Workshop of Beira Connect 2018
Theatre: The Mother
"The Mother" is a play which portrays the eternal and inevitable struggle between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie, that is, between the oppressed and the oppressors. Pelagea Vlassova (who takes the name Palmyra Vasco), the central character of the play, is a woman involved in the struggle of classes, in solidarity with her son (worker), and ends up being a symbol of this same struggle.
Written by Bertolt Brecht during the 1930s "The Mother" is an adaptation of the homonymous novel by Maxim Gorki, a great example of the theater of social transformation that Brecht bequeathed to us. From the character "Palmira Vasco", this adaptation seeks to provoke a reflection on the transformative power driven by the awareness, when we become aware of the reality that surrounds us, the engagement for the change is inevitable.
It is also a pretext for thinking about Mozambican society today, as well as reflecting on the need to contribute to the awakening of citizenship awareness, as a way of increasing the engagement of a society that is ever more just for all.
Staging: Venâncio Calisto
Interpretation: Assucena Daniel, Francisco Baloi, Mateus Nhamuche, Silvana Pombal, Sidónio Mondlane and Yuck Miranda
Date and Time: Thursday, September 20 2018 at 18h00
Address: Fundação Fernando Leite Couto, Av. Kim Il Sung no. 961, Maputo