Was it better before? The dialogue between a tyrannosaurus and a psychoanalyst
An atlas of melancholies: Pedro Penim and Teatro Praga - regular Chantiers d’Europe guests - have noticed here and there across Europe a sort of persistent awkwardness related to very ancient events. Has our past really been so “glorious” once? And how far back should we trace this “before”? In order to build his diagnosis, Pedro Penim dares to bring face to face a tyrannosaurus and a pretty skeptical post-modern psychoanalyst. A hilarious and bitter dialogue offering “food for thought” about the future of our civilizations and their propensity to nurture phantoms and mythologies of fallen empires.
direction & text Pedro Penim avec Bernardo de Lacerda, Pedro Penim, Frederico Pereira Lights design Rui Monteiro Video creation Jorge Jácome General Assistance & Executive Production Bernardo de Lacerda Production assistant Alexandra Baião
PRODUCTION Teatro Praga / Andreia Carneiro.