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Tiago Rodrigues / Teatro Nacional D. Maria II
CATARINA E A BELEZA DE MATAR FASCISTAS
Theatre
Language Portuguese with German and English surtitles
Prices EUR 12 / 18 / 28 / 35 / 45
Dates
23. June
Wednesday
Time 7pm
 
24. June
Thursday
Time 7pm
 
25. June
Friday
Time 7pm
 
© Jaime Machado
© Jaime Machado
© Pedro Macedo_Framed Photos
© Jaime Machado
  • Evening programme

    To download the evening programme please click here.

  • Introduction

    24 and 25 June, 6.30pm, Foyer Halle E+G
    Echoes of a revolution: democracy and other curiosities.
    A performance-based introduction to the socio-political and historical backdrop to Catarina e a beleza de matar fascistas by artist and cultural theorist Ana de Almeida.

  • Supported by

    The performances in Vienna are supported by Camões Cooperação e da Língua, Portugal

Honouring the memory of Catarina Eufémia, a peasant worker murdered by Portugal’s Salazar dictatorship in 1954, a family engages in its yearly ritual of killing a fascist. At least, that’s what it’s planning to do. However, the family’s united front is beginning to crumble. While the kidnapped individual awaits his execution, the debates rage. How far does the freedom of opinion go? How much contradiction can a system tolerate? And does saving democracy justify a murder? With his provocative play Catarina and the beauty of killing fascists, Tiago Rodrigues, the artistic director of the National Theatre in Lisbon, reflects the global resurgence of right-wing populism. At the 2019 Wiener Festwochen, Rodrigues put on Sopro, a piece that celebrated the potential of language and memory; this time he sets his sights on the act itself. Rodrigues’s latest work is theatre on a grand scale: a psychological thriller unfolds, its construction meticulous in both content and aesthetics. Will the anti­fascist family be able to agree on a unified position? Will the action become an act?

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  • Artistic Team

    Text, direction Tiago Rodrigues With António Fonseca, Beatriz Maia, Isabel Abreu, Marco Mendonça, Pedro Gil, Romeu Costa, Rui M. Silva, Sara Barros Leitão Stage design F. Ribeiro Costumes José António Tenente Lights Nuno Meira Sound design Pedro Costa With music by Hania Rani, Biesy and Now, Run, Joanna Brouk, The Nymph Rising, Calling the Sailor, Laurel Halo, Rome Theme III and Hyphae, Rosalía, De Plata Choral and vocal arrangements João Henriques Movement support Sofia Dias, Vítor Roriz Stage fighting, Use of weapons David Chan Cordeiro Direction assistance Margarida Bak Gordon Stage management Carlos Freitas Prompter Cristina Vidal Translation Surtitles Daniel Hahn (English) Surtitles Rita Mendes Production management Joana Costa Santos, Rita Forjaz

  • Production

    Production Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (Lisbon) Coproduction Wiener Festwochen, Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione (Modena), ThéâtredelaCité – centre dramatique national Toulouse Occitanie & Théâtre Garonne Scène européenne (Toulouse), Festival d’Automne à Paris & Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Teatro di Roma – Teatro Nazionale, Comédie de Caen-Centre Dramatique National de Normandie, Théâtre de Liège, Maison de la Culture d'Amiens, BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Le Trident - Scène-nationale de Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, Teatre Lliure (Barcelona), Centro Cultural Vila Flor (Guimarães), O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo) With the support of Almeida Garrett Wines, Cano Amarelo, Culturgest, Zouri Shoes Thanks to Magda Bizarro, Mariana Gomes, Rui Pina Coelho

    Premiere September 2020, Centro Cultural Vila Flor (Guimarães)

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