Agenda Municipal / Theatre The protagonist

Fri 14 and Sat 15 Jun
Casa das Artes programme

Casa das Artes | Grand auditorium – 21h30

Admission: 6 euros. Students, Cultural Quadrilateral Card and Seniors (aged 65 and over): 3 euros | Rating: M/12 | Running time: 80 min

Faced with the state of affairs in culture and the world in general, every Monday (the day theatres close) at 9pm a group of actors goes to a psychodrama clinic for their weekly group consultation. On the small stage, they role-play their worries, frustrations, sadness and insecurities. The charms and disenchantments of loving art, recognising the illusion of a glorious future, or the excitement and possibility of dreaming, are the starting points for each session. Each time one of these actors takes to the stage(s), facing the audience(s) of their intimate lives, we are left wondering whether we are facing the artist who is really talking about themselves, or the actor who is playing the character they want others to think they are. A mixture of fiction and reality, where the protagonist performs on a stage within another stage, for an audience that exists in front of another audience.

Technical credits
Text and staging: Marta Freitas Almendra
Cast: Luísa Osório, Mafalda Lencastre, Marta Freitas Almendra,  Nádia Matos, Pedro Almendra, Pedro Mendonça
Set and Design: Catarina Barros
Light design: Luís Silva
Sound design: Fábio Ferreira
Original soundtrack: Simão Raimundo
Staging assistance: Sônia Calejo
Production: AMANDA

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