or [The Path to the Kingdom of Heaven]
A Staged Reading of a New Work
Presented by Saudade Theatre & FRIGID New York
Two actors, estranged old friends, are cast together in a production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey into Night” at the National Theatre in their hometown, Lisbon, Portugal. Backstage, as they prepare for the performance of a lifetime, the grievances of their shared past as immigrants in the United States steer them away from the job at hand, sending them on a manic search that may finally answer the burning question: did they survive the journey, or are they doomed to live forever as liminal beings, stuck somewhere between dream and reality?
DECEMBER 6, 2021
The Kraine Theatre | 85 E. 4th Street, NYC
"Pay What You Can" tickets are available at frigid.nyc:
PLAYWRIGHT Filipe Valle Costa, Diogo Martins, Pedro Marnoto
PERFORMERS Filipe Valle Costa, Diogo Martins
DIRECTORS Pedro Marnoto, Pedro Carmo
PRODUCER Vanessa Varela
About This New Work
EL COMANCHERO is an investigation of the authors’ personal experiences as immigrants and friends in the United States. The play examines the inherent condition of the immigrant, exploring the concept of departure, the expectation of returning to the idyllic home, and the disquiet of a divided spirit: between the memory of what was and what could have been. EL COMANCHERO establishes a dialogue with American mythology spanning from Hollywood to New York City, by way of idealism, religious fundamentalism and the utopia they all promise.
A co-production between: