Pal√°cio do Bolh√£o


by Alfred de Musset

directed by Rogério de Carvalho





The Teatro do Bolh√£o company is presently assembling an ambitious triptych: its central panel is Lorenzaccio, a play by Alfred de Musset (1834), staged by Rog√©rio de Carvalho. Out of historical records from 16th-century Florentine describing the overthrow of tyrannical duke Alessandro de‚Äô Medici, murdered by his cousin Lorenzo ‚Äď insultingly nicknamed ‚ÄúLorenzaccio‚ÄĚ for frustrating the insurgents‚Äô desire for change ‚Äď, Musset creates what is as much a personal drama as a critique of a decadent society. This milestone of French Romantic drama, seen as unperformable or otherwise staged in mutilated versions, has always been seen as a challenge by the company, which now premieres it in Portugal. A show about a human community and its inability to confront the crumbling-down of power and its own ability to dissimulate, Lorenzaccio may also prove to be a portrait of our time.


by Alfred de Musset directed by Rogério de Carvalho

translation and dramaturgy Alexandra Moreira da Silva set design Cristóvão Neto costumes Lola Sousa lighting design Jorge Ribeiro sound design Fábio Ferreira direction assistance Pedro Fiuza

cast √āngela Marques, Ant√≥nio Maria Pinto, Ant√≥nio Melo, Cl√°udio da Silva, H√©lia Martins, Jo√£o Cravo Cardoso, Jo√£o Paulo Costa, Jorge Mota, Lu√≠s Moreira, Mariana Silva Costa, Miguel Eloy, Odete Mosso, Paula Abrunhosa, Pedro Couto, Pedro Dami√£o, Pedro Fiuza, Sandra Salom√©

co-produced by Teatro do Bolh√£o, Teatro Nacional S√£o Jo√£o

playing time 3:00 Ages 12 and up