"Ala de Criados" has as its background the "Tragic Week of 1919", which killed some 700 workers who were demonstrating for better conditions in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.
While in Buenos Aires the conflict escalates, the play by Argentine playwright Mauricio Kartun takes place in the coastal city of Mar del Plata, in a shooting club, where three cousins were sent – "a woman, a homosexual and a guy who is half-ass "- by his aristocrat grandfather, for this to consider that they served no purpose.
There, "they find a guy, who is one does everything, who teaches people how to shoot, tango or who provides cocaine", tells the agency Lusa the director of the play, Marco Antonio Rodrigues, referring that, with this character, the three cousins will live "some adventures", where the class struggle is always present.
"The center of the play is the class struggle," says the director, noting that the echoes of the strike in Buenos Aires also reach Mar del Plata.
For Marco Antonio Rodrigues, the play turns out to be a tragic comedy, in a classic narrative in the image of "Jardim das Cerejeiras", Anton Chekhov's last play, in which the character who does everything in "Ala dos Creados" recalls the merchant Lopakhin from the text of the Russian playwright.
The new production of the Coimbra company was premiered at the International Festival of Iberian Expression Theater (FITEI) in Porto, and is now on display at the Teatro Municipal de Teatro until June 9, from Wednesday to Saturday at 9:30 p.m. , and on Sundays at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets have a price between four and ten euros.