Algarve company shows in Lisbon that it is still necessary to talk about the “doll” Nora

Play is starring José Mata and Madalena Almeida. 

Photo: Filipe Ferreira

Nora Helmer is a woman from the end of the XNUMXth century who «only serves to take care of the house». Main character of this story, is «treated as if it were a doll», summarizes João de Brito. But, over time, it evolves, until it becomes a kind of «standard-bearer of female emancipation». More than a century later, talking about «women's rights is still necessary», as LAMA Teatro will show, starting this Thursday, July 28th. 

This is a production of the Algarve company, based in Faro, but which, for now, will not have any exhibition in the Algarve.

After having been at Teatro da Trindade (Lisbon) last year, it will now be the turn of Teatro Villaret, also in the Algarve capital, to host the play “Uma Casa de Bonecas”, from 28 July to 17 September.

In conversation with Sul Informação, João de Brito, artistic director of LAMA – Algarve Arts and Media Laboratory, explains what to expect from this piece.

«It is a text by the Norwegian Henrik Ibsen that tells us about the Helmer couple and this female character that is Nora. She is treated as if she were a doll, in that idea of ​​just “serving” to take care of the house, the children», he adds.

But, throughout the three acts of the play, Nora “evolves” and “showing that she is also interested in happiness and getting to know herself”.

“Uma Casa de Dolls” is starring José Mata and Madalena Almeida. The cast also includes Diana Nicolau, Bruno Bernardo, Inês Ferreira da Silva and Luís Lobão.

This was a text that João de Brito wanted to work on «for a long time». It is that, despite «we think that this could be an outdated topic», addressing it «is still necessary».

«That was one of the reasons for bringing this play to the stage, which is also very well written», considered João de Brito.

Although there is no exhibition planned for the Algarve, LAMA is open to proposals. Especially because, said João de Brito, laughing, «I like the idea of ​​being a standard-bearer of the region».

Ticket sales “is going very well”.

Anyone who wants to buy tickets, which cost 15 euros, can do so. here