A show voted the Favourite Musical at the 2018 Victoria Fringe Festival makes its return to the city this week.
Fado: The Saddest Music in the World is written by Portuguese-Canadian playwright Elaine Ávila and directed by Mercedes Bátiz-Benét with Puente Theatre.
It’s a story of love and ghosts set in the back alleys and brothels of old Lisbon. Part concert, part theatre, the story of a young woman confronting her country’s Fascist past and her own identity is interwoven with the heartbreaking national music of Portugal known as Fado, which means “fate.”
Island-based Sara Marreiros stars as the ghost of Amália Rodrigues, the queen of Fado, while fellow musicians/actors include Natasha Napoleao, Lucia Frangione, Judd Palmer, Pedro Siqueira, Chris Perrins and Dan Weisenberger.
Puente Theatre’s Fado: The Saddest Music in the World runs Nov. 14-16 at the Metro Studio, with 8 p.m. shows all three nights and a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets are available online through eventbrite.com.