Una venjança com n'hi ha poques + Es rifa un home! + Les cartes (postponed)

Una venjança com n'hi ha poques + Es rifa un home! + Les cartes (postponed)

Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 March 2020, at 8 pm.

8 pm
Temporary exhibition room1

The museum will host a Teatre Nacional de Catalunya's presentation of three pieces (Una venjança com n'hi ha poques + Es rifa un home! + Les cartes) in the framework of a show related to the Women Pioneers Epicentre. That show will dialogue with the visual arts of their time.

In Una venjança com n’hi ha poques (directed by Ester Villamor), a “tragedy in one act”, the final meeting between a rich bourgeois person and his lover is used by Lluïsa Denís to depict the violence concealed in the unequal relations between the sexes. The playwright published her only two plays in 1931, the year of the death of her husband Santiago Rusiñol, with whom Denís’ second play, Els caçadors furtius, explicitly dialogues.

In Es rifa un home! (directed by Marta Aran), a “satirical note in one act” from 1935 and the first play by Rosa Maria Arquimbau, a ladies’ club organises a draw to adopt an attractive young aristocrat who has lost everything because of the advent of the Republic. In the Teatre Romea and the Teatre Poliorama the company Vila-Daví premiered three other plays by the writer during the Spanish Civil War, but her work as a whole remained unseen.

Les cartes (directed by Clara Manyós) is one of the most amazing plays by Víctor Català, and was published a year after the death of Caterina Albert. In this monologue, presented as a theatrical experiment, an anonymous woman tries to explain her misfortunes with a narrative and linguistic spontaneity that constantly puts the theatrical codes in tension, and anticipates the tragicomic irony of Mercè Rodoreda’s theatre.


Production: Teatre Nacional de Catalunya and Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya


Information and reservation: 


Preferred show for TNC subscribers.

Show duration: 2 hs.

Recommended age: from 16 years old.

Suspension of shows and events due to COVID-19. More information: https://www.tnc.cat/en

postponed activity