The return to the stage is marked by “the debut of ‘O Burguês Fidalgo’, a co-production with the Palmilha Dentada, and the continuation of its own production [Amor de Pedro and Inês de] ‘Castro'”, in the staging scored by Nuno Cardoso.
The option to resume the stage activity with two plays with long careers, which take place in August and early September, will allow the TNSJ to safeguard, in a timely manner, all the measures defined by the health authorities, with regard to compliance with safety conditions and protection of the public, artists and collaborators.
All national TNSJ co-productions that were scheduled between March and July 2020 were integrated into the 2020/2021 season, giving priority to the theatrical fabric of Porto and the country.
Until August, the bet on digital content will continue, with emphasis on the creation of two projects that involve the participation of 12 actors who participated in São João’s own productions in the last two decades.
Ricardo Alves is responsible for the dramaturgy and staging of “O Burguês Fidalgo”, a play created from Molière.
However, he points out, the incursion in a comedy of customs is not new to the Porto company, which had already embraced the genre in “A Cidade dos Que Partem”, presented in 2009, at TeCA.
The play “Amor de Pedro e Inês”, from the classic by the Portuguese humanist António Ferreira, will remain on TNSJ, after having premiered in early March, on a stage away from the House that made it “born”.
As part of the decentralization strategy, “Castro” performed for the first time at Teatro Aveirense, but in the context of the centenary of São João.
During the confinement period, the show became a fundamental part of the digital programming that reached everyone’s home: it was made available ‘online’ on World Theater Day, it was “observed” in an open rehearsal, which featured a conversation with the actors and director Nuno Cardoso, also setting the tone for a Clown workshop.
In August, the 20th, the play will return to the place that most belongs to you, the “physical” stage, staying on the scene at TNSJ until September 12th. Ticket prices vary between 7.5 and 16 euros.