. Theater Disfarces represents Elvis's life
. Premiere scheduled for March 18
Legend of photo:
To know Elvis beyond the stages is the goal of this
By: Raquel Pereira
To mark the 71st anniversary of the 'king of rock'
birthday, the Theater Group Disfarces and the Official Elvis Presley Fan
Club in Portugal, Elvis 100%, have created "Without a Song - Elvis, a
Rock Story". The play premieres on the 18th, at 10:00 p.m., on the
little alternative circuit of Passagem de Nível Theater, at the
Commercial Center Colina do Sol, in Amadora. The show will have four
more presentations on the 19th, 24th, 25th and 26th March at the same
place. No tour is scheduled.
"Without a Song -
Elvis, a Rock Story" exhibits the life of the legendary artist and it is
fomented by the idea of tribute to this singer, who died in 1977. The
staging belongs to José Serradas and the production is Carlos Fontoura's
responsibility. They have a cast of eight actors.
From the birth of the
star until his death - something that does not prevent that millions
still idolize him - this play contains the "fullfillment of a dream" and
all less known facts of Elvis's life, the producer sumarizes: "We have
tried to make an approachment to the backstage, in the sense to look for
the man behind the star."
phenomenon is not forgotten in this play, reason why José Serradas says
he tried "to find an explanation for the myth, the symbol of a whole
generation, because he still is a myth. From the making money machine to
the affections, everything is present in the play."
The music took Elvis
to stardom, but this won't be the main ingredient of this play, as the
producer explains: "This has nothing to do with a musical. It's a play
that deals with a lot of humour. It has strong, dramatic and tragic
moments. The music is always present, even though many other elements
José Serradas had the
support and the "courage" of the Junta de Freguesia de São Vicente de
Fora to perform the project which intends to be a tribute to the "king
of rock", Elvis Presley.