13 Mar 2019

By Heart, Tiago Rodrigues. An ode to language

From Nine To Noon, 9:44 am on 13 March 2019
By Heart

By Heart Photo: @Magda Bizarro

Written and performed by Portuguese playwright and actor Tiago Rodrigues, By Heart gets 10 audience volunteers to attempt the intellectual challenge of learning a poem, by heart, on stage.

While the poem is being learnt, the participants and  audience are lead through a series of illuminating, inter-generational stories about famous writers, fictional characters, and most profoundly of all, his grandmother, who is losing her sight and with it, the ability to read.

Playing at the Loft, Q Theatre from March 13 - 16th By Heart is part of the Auckland Arts Festival.