Catarina e a beleza de matar fascistas

Catarina e a beleza de matar fascistas

created and directed by Tiago Rodrigues Teatro Nacional D. Maria II

##general.period##:
21 and 22/12/22
##general.room##:
Montjuïc. Sala Fabià Puigserver

Timetable

19:00

Running time

2 h 30’

Place

Sala Fabià Puigserver

Language

In Portuguese with Catalan subtitles

Price

€10 - €29

Accessibility

Hearing assistance via mobile phone

RECOMMENDES AGES

+ 16

Tiago Rodrigues questions the legitimacy of anti-fascist violence. A production for this era in which the far right is on the rise worldwide.

This is the story of an unusual family: all its members kill fascists. The family tradition dates back over 70 years. They have gathered today to celebrate young Catarina's initiation, involving killing Judge Neto de Moura, a sexist who has been publicly denounced by the feminist movement. But what will Catarina do at the moment of truth?

The Portuguese director Tiago Rodrigues uses the real case of Catarina Eufémia, a peasant woman killed in 1954 while demanding labour rights, whose murder was never tried in court, and who is a symbol of anti-fascist resistance and women's emancipation in Portugal. Through her, Rodrigues asks several questions about violence: can it ever be legitimate? Is the fascism's historical violence against women different from the violence of contemporary sexism? And is there ultimately room for violence in the struggle for a better world?

WHAT THE PRESS SAID

"This Teatro D. MariaII production achieves such a level of excellence that, if some people called it a manifesto, it would be one that sums up the importance of theatre in today’s society. Can theatre release us from our apathy? Can theatre get us thinking about creating a better model of society? We could even argue that these are not ulterior questions but are, in fact, the nature of the very idea behind this work. Tiago Rodrigues, who wrote and directed the play, unleashes critical thinking that only too often we have seen reduced to fake neutrality when confronted with current social contexts and spurs us to react."
intro.pt – Marta Moreira

"Catarina... by Tiago Rodrigues has all the best characteristics of tragedy. It inspires personal sacrifice, it’s dialectic and not didactic, discusses what destiny is best for the collective and is indifferent about what becomes of its heroes. And it’s a timely
reminder of the importance of rituals in forming and maintaining human communities."
Sinais em linha – Rui Pina Coelho


TO LEARN MORE
Le spectacle, contrat imaginaire, by Tiago Rodriguez
Temos medo dos mortos, interview with João Tordo (Anatomia dos Mártires)
Old Europe Is (Not) Dying: Literature, Tradition and Politics in Tiago Rodrigues’ Sopro (and Other Performances), by Rui Pina Coelho

CAST

Isabel Abreu

Romeu Costa

António Fonseca

Beatriz Maia

Marco Mendonça

Antonio Afonso Parra

Carolina Passos Sousa

Rui M. Silva

OFF VOICES

Cláudio Castro

Nadezhda Bocharova

Pedro Moldão

Paula Mora

SETTING

Fernando Ribeiro

COSTUMES

José António Tenente

LIGHTING

Nuno Meira

SOUND AND ORIGINAL MUSIC

Pedro Costa

VOCAL AND CHOIR ARRANGEMENTS

João Henriques

MOVEMENT SUPPORT

Sofia Dias i Vítor Roriz

FIGHT AND WEAPONS SUPPORT

David Chan Cordeiro

DIRECTOR ASSISTANT

Margarida Bak Gordon

ARTISTIC COLLABORATION

Magda Bizarro

STAGE MANAGER

Carlos Freitas

PROMPTER

Cristina Freitas

TRANSLATIONS

to English Daniel Hahn

to Frenh Thomas Resendes

SUBTITLES

Patrícia Pimentel

MANAGEMENT

Pedro Pestana and Rita Forjaz

THANKS TO

Mariana Gomes, Pedro Gil, Rui Pina Coelho y Sara Barros Leitão

MENTION

This show includes music by Hania Rani (Biesy and Now, Run), Joanna Brouk (The Nymph Rising, Calling the Sailor), Laurel Halo (Rome Theme III and Hyphae) and Rosalia (De Plata)

CO-PRODUCED BY

Teatre Lliure (Barcelona), Wiener Festwochen, Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione (Modena), ThéâtredelaCité - CDN 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, Théâtre de Liège, Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Le Trident - Scène-nationale de Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, Centro Cultural Vila Flor (Guimarães) y O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo)

SUPPORTED BY

Almeida Garrett Wines, Cano Amarelo, Culturgest y Zouri Shoes

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