Catarina et la beauté de tuer des fascistes

From28/03 on01/04/2021 Salle de la Grande Main


The Portuguese author Tiago Rodrigues directs eight flamboyant actors who tell the story of a family who kills fascists. For seventy years, this ‘tradition’ has been observed, without exception, by every member of the clan. Today, the family is gathered in a countryside house near the village of Baleizão, in the south of Portugal. Catarina, the youngest member of the family, must shoot her first fascist, who has been kidnapped for this purpose. While everyone is sleeping soundly, another Catarina appears in the house. A young peasant who actually existed and was shot in Baleizão during the fascist dictatorship in 1954, Catarina Eufémia comes out of limbo to talk to the fascist in 2020, as he awaits his fate…


By hearts


From 16 years old


Text and direction Tiago Rodrigues

With António Fonseca, Beatriz Maia, Isabel Abreu, Marco Mendonça, Pedro Gil, Romeu Costa, Rui M. Silva, Sara Barros Leitão

Voice over Cláudio de Castro, Nadezhda Bocharova, Paula Mora, Pedro Moldão

Stage design F. Ribeiro

Costumes José António Tenente

Lights Nuno Meira

Sound design Pedro Costa

Choral and vocal arrangements João Henriques

Movement support Sofia Dias, Vítor Roriz

Stage fighting and use of weapons David Chan Cordeiro

Director’s assistant Margarida Bak Gordon

Translation Daniel Hahn (English), Thomas Resendes (French)

Surtitles Rita Mendes

Executive production Joana Costa Santos, Rita Forjaz

Production Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (Portugal)

Coproduction 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, Teatre Lliure (Barcelona), Centro Cultural Vila Flor (Guimarães), O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo)

Supported by Almeida Garrett Wines, Cano Amarelo, Culturgest, Zouri Shoes

Special thanks to Cristina Vidal, Magda Bizarro, Mariana Gomes, Rui Pina Coelho





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