“The Constitution is an intense, thought provoking and overall fascinating show that turns a discussion about love into more of a hell that people cannot escape until they have exhausted themselves of their own beliefs on the matter.”
“The play’s sense of humor and the cast’s performance ensure that the production’s vertiginous conceptual experimentation and dense web of referentiality are entertaining to watch. For Saudade Theatre, The Constitution is a compelling founding document.”
“…both staggering and intuitive — which is a mark not only of how well each actor has played his or her part, but of how well de Oliveira’s script has succeeded.”
“The work from these four actors brings a fascinating and thought-provoking concept to life. Passion, love, underlying resentment, and plenty of anger are the undercurrents that run through this play.”
"The show challenges you to think about theater in a whole different way."
A U.S. Premiere Presented by Saudade Theatre
in co-production with Horse Trade Theatre Co.
Four actors, heroes of a new society, are invited by the government to write a new Constitution. Sequestered from society. Six days. No experience in the matter. A Perfect Constitution for an imperfect nation.
PLAYWRIGHT Mickaël de Oliveira
DIRECTOR Jill DeArmon
TRANSLATION Maria Inês Marques
PRODUCERS Vanessa Varela, Filipe Valle Costa
ASST. DIRECTOR Pedro Marnoto
STAGE MANAGER Nicole Amaral
ENSEMBLE Pedro Carmo, Maria Leite, Diogo Martins & Filipe Valle Costa*
PUBLICITY FRIGID New York & Persona PR
*Actor appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.