''In order to create I have destroyed myself. I am the empty stage where various actors act out their plays.'' - from the Book of Disquiet
Fernando Pessoa, an overly sensitive bookkeeper in a fabric warehouse in Lisbon struggles with multiple identities - his Heteronyms.
Part human, part symbol, the Heteronyms populate the Street - a street which is all streets and a street that leads to the end of the world. For them, this Street they live, this same Street they work, this same Street they eat, contains the answer to all riddles, except for the riddle of why riddles exist which can never be answered.
From the window of a fourth floor appartment, in the alley, on a bench, perched on a balcony, hanging off the streetlight or sitting on the stoop - looking out over the Atlantic Ocean - they sleep and unsleep as if the universe were a mistake.
Adapted from the The Book of Disquiet by Portuguese author Fernando Pessoa and arranged for the stage by Blood, Love and Rhetoric.
FRIDAY 27TH 7.30PM
SATURDAY 28TH 7.30PM
U Výstaviště 21, 17000 Prague
Tickets: 200kc/150kc for students and groups of 5 arriving together
THE SINGER PAULO BRAGANCA WILL BE JOINING BLOOD, LOVE & RHETORIC AND PERFORMING IN DISQUIET ON BOTH NIGHTS.