“E Tudo o Morto Levou” (Gone with the Deadman) is a theatrical comedy starring Marina Mota, which takes place during a wake, in a square in a neighborhood on the outskirts of Lisbon.
The night goes by and, in that chapel, an endless number of characters appear that everyone, at least once in their lives, has seen in a wake, live.
When everything leads us to believe that this is just another wake like so many others, the unusual happens: Isabel, the newly widowed, is confronted by her husband, who appears in front of her with a bouquet of flowers.
It turns out that it is not he who is in the coffin, but the guy who stole her car and all her possessions, including her clothes. The underwear, too.
And behold, at that moment of the great and disturbing revelation, Isabel’s big question arises: tell the whole truth or keep the life insurance money and pass her husband off as dead? For all intents and purposes, he is already veiled and everything.
This is the starting point for a frenetic comedy of deceit, with a great rhythm of characters coming and going, some of them “mythical” in the already vast career of actress Marina Mota, such as the charismatic Matilde, the irreverent Bisnaga and/or Usbatnavó, who will come to life again in this comedy that promises to make Portugal laugh on stages from North to South.
The “deadman” takes the stage at 9:30 pm on the 28th and at 4 pm on the 29th.
For more information, contact José Lúcio da Silva Theatre (244 823 600).