In 1984, actors Marco Nanini (currently playing the lead in Moliere's Would Be Gentleman in Sao Paulo) and Juliana Carneiro captivated public and critics, portraying lovers in a serious marital crisis in Hands in Gloves (Maos de Luva) written by Oduvaldo Vianna Filho in the most inspired moment of his career.
Since then, the script has assumed a place in Brazilian drama history. The play was directed in 1984 by Aderbal Freire Filho.
Hands in Gloves stayed in the minds of Dudu Sandroni and Helena Varvaki, at that time drama students and spectators, who were delighted with the script and decided to recreate the couple a decade later.
Their intention became real and Hands in Gloves (Maos de Luva) reopened on May 30, 1998 at The Ziembinski Theatre in Rio de Janeiro. It stars the now-famous actors Helena Varvaki and Dudu Sandroni. Sandroni also directs.
This masterwork by Oduvaldo Vianna Filho analyzes the behavior of middle-class couples during the Brazilian military system in the sixties, discussing self-judgement in particular relationships and the political contradictions of a whole generation. Performances are on Monday, Friday and Saturday at 9 PM and Sunday at 8 PM. Tickets cost R$10,00. For information call 021 254 3599 at The Ziembinski Theatre in Rio de Janeiro.
--By Nertutila Achao