The rehearsal rooms are abuzz as Porto’s São João National Theatre prepares for its upcoming show by renowned British playwright Martin Crimp.
Theatre-lovers in Portugal’s second city are already rushing to bagsy a seat at the prestigious playhouse. But will tourists be joining them when the play kicks off next month?
The question is not one of artistic quality. Crimp’s play is a class act. Adapted from Euripides’ The Phoenician Women, the production raised the roof when it debuted in Hamburg (in German).
No, the pivotal issue relates to language. The Rest Will Be Familiar to You from The Cinema is just the kind of exciting, experimental work that would have theatre buffs salivating were…