M谩rtir

TeCA

by Marius von Mayenburg

directed by Rodrigo Francisco
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COMPANHIA DE TEATRO DE ALMADA

M谩rtir

Description

M谩rtir [Martyr] appeared in 2012, as a response to the debate on Islamic fundamentalism that was dividing German society at the time. 鈥淚 found the way people in Western Europe proudly present our society as based on 鈥楥hristian values鈥 completely hypocritical鈥, Marius von Mayenburg recollects. Consequently, he decided to dramatise 鈥 i.e. confront, problematise 鈥 the causes of political and religious radicalism. Benjamin, the 鈥渕artyr鈥 of the title, is a Christian fundamentalist, someone who interprets biblical precepts with absurd literality. Rodrigo Francisco has carefully and subtly brought to the stage these convulsive materials, presenting a 鈥渟how like a social kaleidoscope that has been broken by intolerance and sectarianism鈥. This quote comes from the Portuguese edition of Time Out magazine, which has called M谩rtir one of the best theatre productions of 2018.

Credits

by Marius von Mayenburg directed by Rodrigo Francisco

translated by Manuela Nunes set design Jos茅 Manuel Castanheira costumes Ana Paula Rocha lighting design Guilherme Fraz茫o

cast Ana Cris, Jo茫o Farraia, In锚s de Castro, Ivo Mar莽al, Jo茫o Cabral, Pedro Walter, T芒nia Guerreiro, Vicente Wallenstein

produced by Companhia de Teatro de Almada

opening 23Nov2018 Teatro Municipal Joaquim Benite (Almada) playing time 1:40 Ages 12 and up

Sessions

Teatro Carlos Alberto
Rua das Oliveiras 43, 4050-157 Porto, Portugal
Directions