“Reign after dying”, by Luis Vélez de Guevara, staged by Ignacio García, returns to the TMJB from January 20th to February 12th.
A co-production by Companhia de Teatro de Almada and Compañia de Teatro Clásico, from Madrid. The Iberian myth of D. Pedro and Inês de Castro will be on stage from Thursday to Saturday at 9 pm, and Wednesdays and Sundays at 4 pm.
Every Saturday, at 6 pm, in the foyer of TMJB, during the career of Reigning after Dying, there will be the usual Conversations with the Public, this time moderated by José Mário Silva.
Reigning after dying, by Luis Vélez de Guevara and written in 1635, is a play from the Spanish siglo de oro with a Portuguese theme — the myth of D. Pedro and Inês de Castro. In his approach to this Iberian tragedy, the author was inspired and combined both languages and sensibilities — the Portuguese saudade and the Castilian rawness —, creating a theatrical miracle of immense strength, which culminates in the necrophagous and terrifying scene of the reigning corpse, a metaphor baroque style and a symbol of late and sterile justice. The Companhia de Teatro de Almada re-enacts, with a new cast, a creation that premiered in 2019 that resulted from a co-production with the Compañia Nacional de Teatro Clásico. Reign, after dying, was part of that year’s Mostra Espanha and took to the stage the following year, in Madrid, with a Spanish cast. The performances in Almada and Porto, at Teatro Nacional São João, were attended by more than 5,000 spectators. This show earned José Manuel Castanheira the Authors Award for Best Scenography, and Ignacio García the Best Directing Award, awarded by the Association of Directors of Spain.
The director Ignacio García is the programmer of the Dramafest Festival (dedicated to contemporary dramaturgy, which takes place in Mexico City) and director of the International Classical Theater Festival of Almagro. Great disseminator of the repertoire of the siglo de oro, it is divided between classic and contemporary texts. For Companhia de Teatro de Almada, he also staged, in 2017, História do Cerco de Lisboa, by José Saramago, and Neither eats nor lets eat, a version of Lope de Vega’s O dog of the mint.
Reign after dying (Main Room, from January 20th to February 12th, from Thursday to Saturday at 9 pm, Wednesday and Sunday at 4 pm.) M/12 | 90 min. | Price: between €6.50 and €13 (Club of Friends: free entry)
- Text by Luis Vélez de Guevara
- Directed by Ignacio Garcia
- Translation Nuno Júdice
- Adapted by José Gabriel Antuñano
- Scenography José Manuel Castanheira
- Ana Paula Rocha costumes
- Light Design Guilherme Frazão
- Voice and elocution Luís Madureira
- Interpretation Ana Cris, David Pereira Bastos, Erica Rodrigues, João Cabral, João Farraia, Leonor Alecrim, Maria
- Frade and Pedro Walter
Almada Theater Company and Compañia Nacional de Teatro Clásico
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