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On July 27th, Teatro das Figuras opens its doors for the premiere of 𝙊𝙨 𝙢𝙚𝙪𝙨 𝙥𝙚́𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙨 𝙩𝙚𝙪𝙨 𝙨𝙖𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙨, 𝙤 𝙢𝙚𝙪 𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙥𝙤 𝙣𝙤 𝙩𝙚𝙪 𝙫𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙙𝙤, a creation of choreographer and performer Ana Borges.

This hilarious show, winner of several international awards, now arrives on national stages by João Baião accompanied by the talent of Cristina Oliveira, Fernando Gomes, Heitor Lourenço, Bruna Andrade and Joana França. At Bernardo’s country house, taking advantage of the opportunity that his wife is away, he plans to spend a fantastic weekend with his beautiful and elegant lover who is celebrating her birthday. Everything is well planned, nothing can go wrong…. Until… at the last minute his wife decides not to leave. Can everything get worse? Yes, actually, but it would take too long to explain here. Suffice it to say that the complications, mistakes and contrivances escalate at breakneck speed for an inevitable night of great fun and lots of laughs. Datasheet ____________________________________________________________ Performers: João Baião, Cristina Oliveira, Heitor Lourenço, Fernando Gomes, Joana França and Bruna Andrade Additional information ____________________________________________________________ Price: €22.00 (1st audience) / €20.00 (2nd audience) Duration: 120 minutes Age rating: >12

BRIEF INTRODUCTION “The Fundamental Laws of Human Stupidity” is an essay by Carlo Cipolla from 1973 in which the Italian economic historian defined, in a rather comical way, human behavior based on our actions and the consequences they have on others. For Cipolla, the great danger of humanity is stupidity and the stupid, people who manage to harm themselves and others. 50 years later, João de Brito decided to stage this philosophical and political text, setting the action in a butcher’s shop and calling on various arts to accompany him in the staging.

Raquel Castro’s family tree is As Castro’s starting point. 300 people, most of them dead, with their names, places where they lived and professions, set the tone for digging through the stories of this family. There will be a lot of talk about mothers. From mothers of mothers of mothers of daughters. And of course, of husbands and fathers, of the time that was different, and of this place that has been Portugal. Stories that are strangely still capable of keeping us up at night. As Castro is Raquel Castro’s new show, in the line of previous shows such as Os Dias São Connosco, Turma de 95 or A Morte de Raquel.