TO MRS. MINISTER of EDUARDO SCHWALBACH
Theater & Art | Theater
Theater Exp. Cascais
Cascais Experimental Theater
And SRA. MINISTER
The Minister’s action refers to times when conflicts and tensions of various kinds increase the climate of agitation in the country. Whether in the last days of the Monarchy in Portugal, when this text was written, or at other later times.
Following the effervescence that accompanied the constant fall of
ministries and ministers, also the “minister ladies”, that is, the women of the ministers, promote backstage wars and neighbor conspiracies, (almost) as Machiavellian as the power struggles. Madalena is married to António, a promising careerist. With the fall of a ministry, the head of the party to which António belongs becomes Government and António has a secure place as Minister, which makes Madalena… Minister.
But more women are interested in having their husbands become ministers. This is the case with Conceição, who, with the help of her neighbor Isabel, plots an intrigue against the ministers: she hands Madalena a letter from António that her lover wrote to her, triggering a marital crisis and threatening Madalena’s arrival as the Minister.
An amusing and satirical comedy about the pettiness of Portuguese politics at the end of the 19th century, very current these days.
15€ regular price
€10 Over 65 and Arts Professionals
5€ Arts Students
12 nov 2022 21:00