Teatro Carlos Alberto


by Molière
direction Tónan Quito



Originally premiered in 1664, Tartuffe is the most caustic of Molière’s comedies, a meditation on hypocrisy that incurred the wrath of the French church and courts. Tartuffe is a parvenu who uses religion to reach a higher position in the social scale, the emblem of a predatory, cut-throat society. “What time was that, and what time is this one in which we live?”, wonders director Tónan Quito, inviting us to draw lines between past and present. This show appears within the context of NÓS / NOUS, a project that enriches theatrical culture exchanges between France, Galicia and Portugal by looking at them as scenic common ground. Carried out by four theatres (including the National Theatres of Porto and Lisbon) and four drama higher schools, this project supports the professionalisation and internationalisation of students at the end of their academic careers, by bringing them into contact with internationally renowned stage creators.


by Molière

direction Tónan Quito

portuguese translation Manuel João Gomes galician translation Loli Ramos Duarte direction assistance Diego Chamizo Mora
set design Carlota González, María Torres Piñeiro costumes Hercule Bourgeat
lighting design Lucien Laborderie
sound design and light design support Afonso Lemos
text and voice support João Henriques production Miguel Mendes
stage direction João Gonçalo Limas

cast Bernardo Santo Tirso, Carlos Correia, Carolina Parreira, Haïthouni Hamada, João Maria Fialho, Marcos Fernández, Romane Buunk, Yaiza Portela

partnership Axencia Galega Das Industrias Culturais / Centro Dramático Galego, Consellería de Educación, Formación Profesional e Universidade / Escola Superior de Arte Dramática de Galicia, École Nationale Supérieure Des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa / Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, Instituto Politécnico do Porto / Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espetáculo, Les Célestins – Théâtre De Lyon, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Teatro Nacional São João

support Institut français à Paris (no âmbito do programa Relance Export), Institut français du Portugal, Embaixada de França

project financed by the European program Erasmus + K2

opening 22 Jun 2022 Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (Lisbon)
playing time: 1:40


Show in Portuguese, Galician and French, Portuguese subtitles.