Teatro S√£o Jo√£o


by Tiago Rodrigues
directed by Anne Théron


Th√©√Ętre National de Strasbourg, Compagnie Les Productions Merlin (Fran√ßa)



Ever since Antiquity, the curse on the Atreidae has cast a shadow over western theatre. Both Euripides and Racine wrote of Agamemnon, a father who, to release the winds that would carry the Greek fleet to Troy, offered his daughter Iphigenia as a sacrifice. In Iphig√©nie, Tiago Rodrigues wonders what Iphigenia‚Äôs lot would be if the men who had decided her fate had chosen to not yield to the authority of the gods. This free will-inspired approach appealed to Anne Th√©ron, who often explores the silent scream of women in her stage creations. ‚ÄúClytemnestra is a gigantic character. She asks the men to give up. She creates for us, as we watch her today, a new memory of tragedy.‚ÄĚ Iphigenia, too, is in control of her destiny: ‚ÄúI die because I chose to die. I die to be forgotten. My death belongs to me.‚ÄĚ Iphig√©nie, a show co-produced with the Teatro Nacional S√£o Jo√£o and whose cast includes two Portuguese actors, brings the focus of history into the warp and weft of human relationships, letting intimacy speak.





by Tiago Rodrigues directed by Anne Théron

translated by Thomas Resendes choreographic collaboration Thierry Thie√Ľ Niang set and costume design Barbara Kraft dramaturgy and direction assistance Thomas Resendes lighting design Beno√ģt Th√©ron sound design Sophie Berger video Nicolas Comte

cast Carolina Amaral, Fanny Avram, Jo√£o Cravo Cardoso, Alex Descas, Vincent Dissez, Mireille Herbstmeyer, Julie Moreau, Philippe Morier-Genoud, Richard Sammut

on video Jules Dupont, Achille Genet, Baptiste Perais, Julien Toinard, Louis Valencia

produced by Th√©√Ętre National de Strasbourg, Compagnie Les Productions Merlin (France) co-produced by Festival d‚ÄôAvignon, L‚ÄôEmpreinte ‚Äď Sc√®ne nationale Brive-Tulle, Le Grand R ‚Äď Sc√®ne nationale de La Roche-sur-Yon, Sc√®ne nationale du Sud-Aquitain-Bayonne, OARA ‚Äď Office Artistique de la R√©gion Nouvelle-Aquitaine (France), Teatro Nacional S√£o Jo√£o (Portugal)

opening 7 Jul 2022 Festival d’Avignon (France) playing time 1:20 Ages 14 and up

Show in French, Portuguese subtitles


Teatro S√£o Jo√£o

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