Álbum de família (1996)

Álbum de família presents the "unpleasant theater" of Nelson Rodrigues, an explosion of human passions and unconscious complexes, personal and collective, exposed in the form of theater. The core of this theater are the complementing opposites: hate and love, reality and illusion, death and life, hypocrisy and authenticity, the profane and the sacred, madness and sanity, the collective and the individual. It is the adventure of humankind as a species, as a civilization facing degeneration. In Álbum de família, the complexes are elaborated in the interior of the composition of the characters and the structure of the actions. The unconfessed, morbid, obscene, and inhuman acts scandalize, through the public defacement of the bodily dreams of a patriarchal family in the midst of physical, psychic, and moral degradation.

Additional Info

  • Title: Álbum de família
  • Alternate Title: Family album
  • Holdings: photo gallery
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Date: 1996
  • Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Aline Bechi, Cassemiro Vasconcelos, Goreth Albuquerque, Humberto Pinheiro, João Lima, Mateus Spielman, Nilsson Asp, Tânia Farias; Edgardo Sandoval, Salvador Gutterres, and Thayse Quadros
  • Credits: Play by Nelson Rodrigues; Arlete Cunha and Kike Barbosa, coordination; Ói Nóis Aqui Traveiz, direction, set and costume design; Edgardo Sandoval and Paulo Ferreira, lighting design
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