The Elders

The Elders (Os Anciaos) is a play starring actors between 12 and 18 years old, set 40 years in the future, who play politicians 40 years older than they are. Taking place over the course of a few hours in a Doctor Strangelove style war room where top secret decisions are made, the politicians decide to take drastic action to deal with the pesky elderly generation known as “The Millenials.”

Commissioned by PANOS, the Portuguese offshoot of the National Theatre Connections programme, for Teatro Nacional Donna Maria II (Lisbon)

Translated by Francisco Frazao

Past Performances:

Theatre groups of young people throughout Portugal in 2019

Two productions featured at the PANOS festival at Teatro Nacional Donna Maria II (Lisbon), April 26th – 28th, 2019