In 'Insónia', Fernando Mendes will be solo and will incarnate in the person of Custódio Reis, a wine and liquor seller, who lives with the rope around his neck. Both financially and family. It is the common Portuguese of middle class, who lives drowned in debts and credits.
Custodio is on the verge of divorce. The wife, Sónia, once and for all exhausted her patience towards a husband who is increasingly a loser and an aimless type or big goals in life besides eating, drinking and sleeping.
He is an absent husband and a father even more. Not so much for lack of love, but more for energy ... Custodio feels tired, heavy and without patience. The only gymnastics he does is financial and the small amount of money he still has is for work. At seventeen he started working as a baker. Nowadays, he sells wine, but in reality, he is almost as much a drinker as he who sells. He even likes what he does and thinks he is knowledgeable in wines, not really being.
It is, in truth, a type without great intellectual depth and without great philosophical theses. In turn, he is unsettled and has a salesman's voice. The typical Portuguese coffee that talks about everything without saying almost anything.
One night, Custódio, who was always too lazy to think about his life too much, stopped to think and instead of spending the night snoring, as is his habit, he couldn't sleep. He has terrible insomnia. An insomnia where you will question everything in your life and try to find solutions. However, although most of his problems have obvious solutions, for a man who has been like this all his life, the change does not seem easy.
We witnessed, then, a hilarious interior crisis that, in real time, Custódio will go through, in an attempt to achieve the peace of soul necessary for him to be able to sleep again.
Through this 'Insomnia' we are watching some television programs that Custódio is watching to “see if it's called sleep”, where Fernando Mendes stars in very unlikely moments with some of his friends and colleagues of his entire life.
Authorship and staging: Roberto Pereira
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