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An evening with Armando Nascimento Rosa

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Apr 17, 2006
Apr 17, 2006
Segal Theater
Armando Nascimento Rosa Photo © Fernando Colaço

Armando Nascimento Rosa
Photo © Fernando Colaço

Join us for an evening with Armando Nascimento Rosa, one the most successful living playwrights in Portugal.

Armando Nascimento Rosa’s first staged play, Lianor in No-battery Land (2000), is, according to Eugénia Vasques, “a historical landmark in contemporary Portuguese theatre.” He received in 2000 the prestigious Revelation Theatre Prize Ribeiro da Fonte, awarded by the Portuguese Institute for the Arts, and since then he has had some nine different theatre productions of his plays throughout his country, and recently also in Spain. Rosa (Ph.D. in Dramatic Literature) is the author of seven books of plays and essays on theatre and teaches playwriting and theory of the theatre in the College of Dramatic Art in Lisbon.

This evening includes readings from three of his plays, translated by Luis Toledo: An Oedipus—The Untold Story (2003), which is going to be published in the USA by Spring Journal Books in 2006; Tunnel of the Rats (2004), a dark comedy in two acts for seven characters; and Mary of Magdala—Gnostic Fable (2005). Dr. Rosa will also show images from several theatre productions of his plays.

An introduction to the author’s work will be provided by Marvin Carlson (CUNY) and by António Mercado (Portugal: Escola Superior de Educaçao de Coimbra/ Superior School of Education of Coimbra).

The reading will be directed by Alex Roe, Artistic Director of The Metropolitan Playhouse.

6:30 p.m., Monday, April 17, 2006, Martin E. Segal Theatre