Flória Emília saúda Aurélio Agostinho Bispo de Hipona Régia
Tour: Faro, Lagos, Portimão, Albufeira, Tavira, Loulé, Vila Real de Sto. António
The show is based on a letter from the woman St. Augustine lived with, before choosing to leave human love behind and surrendering to divine love. Flória, former lover and mother of their legitimate child, criticises and questions Augustine vehemently and fearlessly, with irony and despair because, in the eyes of the Creator, he considered the joys of physical love rather despicable.
‘It is not possible to bring in here the human, religious, and literary wealth that this play involves, as it will suffice to note that the show by ACTA expresses those values, as much as possible, with the contribution of the actors direction, the construction of the scene, with the support of the setting in its simplicity and the light that helps to create the climate that dominates the show, as well as the adequacy of the soundtrack. It’s very important to point out the performing work of Luís Vincente and especially Glória Fernandes, an admirable work by the way it interprets the simultaneous richness of the character and of the text, and the almost absolute accuracy with which the work manifests itself. (...) And it’s essential to bear in mind the value of the show as a whole and the exceptional work of the referred actress.’
Carlos Porto, Jornal de Letras, 16/04/03
‘The actress, Glória Fernandes, allows the spectator to feel a variety of emotions, through a serene and brilliant speech, that comes from a sensual and lucid woman.’
Postal do Algarve, 18/09/03