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Catarina Requeijo
November 6 to 17
fotografia de cena do espetáculo Mesa, onde vemos a atriz sentada a uma mesa iluminada com o restante palco às escuras.


Families November 9 and 16: 4:30 pm
November 10 and 17: 11:30 am and 4:30 pm
Schools November 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15: 10:30 am
Laidback session November 17: 11:30 am
Age range Suggested for +6
Running time 45min
Tickets €3 for people under 18
€7 for people over 18
1€ Schools
Discounts available

Table: noun, singular often attributive. Is it though?

A table is much more than that. It’s a place for infinite, individual and collective, actions.  At the table one writes, eats, talks, draws, operates, builds, celebrates, votes and rehearses.

Tables are made of several materials, in several sizes and shapes, but what really singles this object out is the way each one relates to it. There is no right or wrong, only different ways of looking at it. A table is a table, but it can always be something else!

This performance takes as starting point the book “Uma mesa é uma mesa. Será?” (“A table is a table. Is it though?”), published by Planeta Tangerina, and studies made in school context. It is aimed at children attending elementary school and it intends to explore this object,  in its utilitarian, symbolic and affective dimensions.

Throughout the show, two characters use the table to travel to the past, to the present, and to the future, invoking places of imagination and memory.


Photography: courtesy of Comédias do Minho



Cast and Creative

Staging Catarina Requeijo
Text Catarina Requeijo com excertos de José Eduardo Agualusa, Patrick Süskind e Lewis Carroll

Cast Ana Valente e Victor Yovani
Scenography and costume design Maria João Castelo
Light design Vasco Ferreira
Research in school context, on the field of dramatic expression Catarina Requeijo e Manuela Pedroso
Research in school context, on the field of philosophy Rita Pedro
Coproduction Comédias do Minho, Materiais Diversos e LU.CA – Teatro Luís de Camões