Teatro Carlos Alberto

Homens Hediondos

by David Foster Wallace
directed by Patrícia Portela

Homens Hediondos

Description

Who are these ‚Äúhideous men‚ÄĚ? Ugly, repulsive, monstrous creatures? Or just common people whom we meet every day, at work, on the bus, in caf√©s, at home? That immense majority that perpetuates the same behaviours and power relationships, whose violence we often accept for the sake of ‚Äústability‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúour way of life‚ÄĚ. Patr√≠cia Portela‚Äôs latest creation, a solo piece performed by Nuno Cardoso, uses Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (1999), a book by the US writer David Foster Wallace, to confront us with those moments we find ourselves tolerating the system we so vehemently condemn. Putting to use ‚ÄúNuno Cardoso‚Äôs metamorphic and chameleonic abilities‚ÄĚ, the playwright sets in motion a series of monologues for male characters who turn into ‚Äúincreasingly hideous men‚ÄĚ. How much of our own story will we be able to recognise in these stories?

Credits

by David Foster Wallace

translated and directed by Patrícia Portela

performed by Nuno Cardoso

lighting design C√°rin Geada sound design Miguel Abras video design Irm√£ L√ļcia, from footage by Leonardo Sim√Ķes
stage assintant Pedro Nunes

produced by Teatro Nacional S√£o Jo√£o

playing time 1:30 Ages 16 and up
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English subtitles

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ticket prices 10,00 ‚ā¨