Actress - Karin
The Bitter Tears
of Petra Von Kant
by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Text by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Directed by Airton de Oliveira
Cast: Aline Jones, Betina Muller, Fernanda Mandagará, Janaína Pelizzoni, Rosa Campos Velho, Marlene Rosa dos Santos
Lighting design by Nara Maia
It was a fantastic experience perform Karin in a Fassbinder's show with this super talented team! We have performed in important venues in Porto Alegre and we went to Porto Alegre em Cena and Caxias em Cena Festivals in 2007.
The play is about passion of Petra, a divorced, highly acclaimed fashion designer, for an indolent, predatory beauty, Karin, who sweeps into her life.
The play not only shows that love may be extravagantly bestowed on someone incapable of returning it. It also suggests that everyone is ensnared in its turmoils: Karen's exploitative indifference to Petra is matched by the heroine's own signal blindness to the unrequited devotion of her silent servant, Marlene.
Arguably the sanest words in this account of interlocking unhappiness come from Petra's mother who declares: "We're all very fragile in the face of our terror."