In By Heart, Portuguese playwright and actor Tiago Rodrigues teaches a Shakespearean sonnet to 10 people from the audience. While they commit the verse to memory, Rodrigues blends in stories of his grandmother, anecdotes from writers of note, and characters from world literature. As the piece unfolds, the mystery that binds these tales together is revealed. By Heart is about the importance of memory, of smuggling words and ideas in the safe hiding place of our brains and our hearts.
"So deep, so intelligent and so magnificent that we come out of it profoundly moved"
– LE FIGARO
"A lesson in word power"
– THE SEATTLE TIMES
- Location: Berkeley Street Theatre - Upstairs
- Run Time: 90-120 mins (no intermission)
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WRITTEN & PERFORMED BYTiago Rodrigues
TEXT WITH FRAGMENTS & QUOTES BYWilliam Shakespeare, Ray Bradbury, George Steiner, Joseph Brodsky, among others
SET, PROPS & COSTUMEMagda Bizarro
ENGLISH TRANSLATIONTiago Rodrigues
REVISED BYJoana Frazão
STAGE MANAGERSara Cipriano
EXECUTIVE PRODUCTIONRita Forjaz
EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION ON THE ORIGINAL CREATIONMagda Bizarro
CO-PRODUCERSO Espaço Do Tempo
Maria Matos Teatro Municipalz
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