The play ‘Mary said what she said’, a monologue played by the French Isabelle Huppert and staged by the American Robert Wilson, will be presented in Portugal in July at the 36th Almada Festival, the organization announced.
“Seventeen years after having last performed in our country, Robert Wilson returns to Portugal during the next Almada Festival: ‘Mary said what she said’, a monologue written by Darryl Pinckney about Queen Mary of Scotland, will be starring in great French actress Isabelle Huppert, “the Almada Theater Company announced on its official website.
The show, which debuts in May in Paris and is a production of Théâtre de la Ville, directed by the Portuguese-French Emmanuel Demarcy-Mot, will be on stage on July 13 and 14 at the Grand Auditorium of the Cultural Center of Belém.
The 36th Almada Festival takes place between 04 and 18 July in thirteen spaces of Almada and Lisbon. The full program of this year’s festival will be presented in June.
Last year, the 35th edition of the festival included 24 productions, nine of which were Portuguese and 15 foreign, 11 free-entry concerts and four street shows.
The program “possible“, in the words of the director of the Festival and Almada Theater Company, Rodrigo Francisco, host of the event, in a year in which the support given by the Directorate General of Arts (DGArtes) to Almada Theater Company, which includes the funds for the production of the Festival, suffered “a cut of 25% of the total,” he said.