THREE FINGERS BELOW THE KNEE (DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL)
7.45PM & 2.45PM
By Mundo Perfeito
Presented by Dublin Theatre Festival
Tickets €20 - 25
THREE FINGERS BELOW THE KNEE
Can words be dangerous?
Prompted by this question, Tiago Rodrigues delved into the archives of the censorship commission operating in Portugal under the rule of António de Oliveira Salazar. Of the thousands of plays ripped apart in censorship reports – both classic and new works – it is not what was left that interested Rodrigues, but rather what was cut and why…
Three Fingers Below the Knee exposes the oppression of artistic and political freedom felt in Portugal during the 48-year dictatorship that governed the country. Drawing directly from censorship reports for his play text, Rodrigues interrogates and subverts the hidden histories of his country, transforming censors into playwrights and probing what was left unsaid. Moving seamlessly between poetry, narration and documentary, this is a penetrating work from one of the most influential young artists in Portuguese theatre.
"An extraordinary moment for reflection on the present dangers to freedom of thought"
Performed in Portuguese with English surtitles.
There will be a post-show discussion with Tiago Rodrigues and members of the company following the performance on 3 October.
PERFORMANCE DATES, TICKETS & INFORMATION
7.45pm, 2 & 3 October 2013 ~ Tickets €20
Duration 75mins, no interval
Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.
Before the show, why not…?
…or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can't wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another.