Teatro Carlos Alberto

Menina J煤lia

by August Strindberg, with poems by Caio Gabriel and Roberto Piva

directed by Renata Portas


P煤blico Reservado

Menina J煤lia


August Strindberg crosses paths with P煤blico Reservado, a company that specialises in idiosyncratic repertoire productions, with recent visits to universes of Novarina, Handke, Lagarce or Pirandello. Now, in reply to a challenge from the TNSJ, P煤blico Reservado takes on Menina J煤lia [Miss Julie] (1888), a play written in just two weeks. An urgency perhaps explained by the fact that the verb 鈥渢o love鈥 is conjugated here as 鈥渁 fever intersected by the syncope of hate鈥, to use the words of the Swedish playwright. Menina J煤lia tells us of the houses and walls we still use to confine women, of bodies set loose in the wars of love, of a class struggle that is inextricable from the battle of the sexes. It is like an intimate sonata being performed in a social arena. Renata Portas looks at this turmoil and makes some wishes for it: 鈥淚 would like this stage production to resemble an initiation dance between Schnitzler鈥檚 La Ronde and Larry Clarke鈥檚 Kids; I would like it to be an ode to sensuality and beauty, and to that free fall experienced by Artaud, Rimbaud, Van Gogh and all the others who dared to explore the abyss in themselves.鈥


by August Strindberg, with poems by Caio Gabriel and Roberto Piva directed by Renata Portas

translated by Augusto Sobral dramaturgy Hugo Miguel Santos dramaturgy and elocution assistance Caio Gabriel movement support Isabel Ariel onstage DJ Redshoes (Filipa Varanga) set design Leonie Kohut lighting design M谩rio Bessa

costumes Jordann Santos direction assistance Pedro Manana prodution Susana Oliveira dramaturgy and production trainee Adriana Tironi

cast Ana Cris, S铆lvia Santos, Pedro Dami茫o

co-produced by P煤blico Reservado, Teatro Nacional S茫o Jo茫o communication lina&nando residency support Campus Paulo Cunha e Silva Sala Est煤dio Perp茅tuo Socorro CRL-Central El茅trica

playing time 2:00 Ages 16 and up

13 FEB Post-show talk with Luis Mestre