Christiane Jatahy: What if they went to Moscow?

Christiane Jatahy: What if they went to Moscow?

Brazil

"A masterpiece. Three sisters of Chekov, lost in Brazil. Funny and tragic. Theater and cinema. Happiness." —RTBF, Belgium

"Christiane Jatahy is the new voice of Brazilian theater...with a strong cinematic impact. A Must see!" Le Libre, Belgium

 

In Portuguese with English surtitles. NOTE: Total running time for this event is 3:45, with a 45 minute break. Food available for purchase. Please check show start times, as they are changed for this event.


In this US premiere, Brazilian director Christiane Jatahy brilliantly merges live performance and filmmaking in what she describes as a "mirror game between theater and cinema." Her wildly acclaimed take on Anton Chekov's Three Sisters imagines the siblings hosting a house party in modern day Brazil--and the piece is seen by two audiences simultaneously, with each group experiencing it twice (in two very different ways.) 

One audience is in the theater, which is transformed into a sound-stage occupied by the performers and three hand-held camera operators (one for each sister). At the same time, the other audience watches a beautifully edited live feed in an adjacent screening space, where they witness the director's perspective. After a break, the two audiences trade places, and realize that each version is a very different experience, as the camera captures different moments, perspectives and facial expressions, giving the work a distinctly different tone and meaning. 

Critics around the world have called it a "masterpiece" and "a new dramaturgical language." 

This is the second piece in a trilogy --Jatahy won rave reviews when REDCAT hosted the first, her version of Miss Julie (Julia), and her unique response to Macbeth (The Walking Forest).

These performances at REDCAT are funded in part through generous support from members of REDCAT’s Winter/Spring 2019 Host Committee: Lacy Avenue, LLC By Seth Polen & Howard Steier, Diane Levine,  Alexander Westerman and David Gleason.  

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Date/TimeGM/STCA
THU 2/21
7:30 pm
$20$16$10
FRI 2/22
7:30 pm
$20$16$10
SAT 2/23
7:30 pm
$30$24$15
SUN 2/24
1:00 pm
$30$24$15

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff