The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2015

O Meu Jantar Com o André (My Dinner with André)

New Bedford Whaling Museum - 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740

This event is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.

Perfomance Flyer

O Meu Jantar Com o André (My Dinner with André)
“O Meu Jantar Com o André” (My Dinner with
André) by Wallace Shawn and André Gregory
with António Filipe and  Manuel Wiborg

Unfortunately, the theatrical performance scheduled for May 22nd at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, "O Meu Jantar Com o André ( My Dinner with André), has been CANCELLED due to a medical issue with one of the performers. 

We hope to reschedule this performance in the fall.

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth together with the Portuguese Consulate in New Bedford and the New Bedford Whaling Museum, proudly present "O Meu Jantar Com o André" (My Dinner with André).
The theatrical performance will take place at 5:30 pm, in New Bedford Whaling Museum on Friday, May 22, 2015.

Please join us for a theatrical performance by Wallace Shawn and André Gregory. “O Meu Jantar com o André” is a passionate, volatile and humorous encounter between two friends who haven’t seen each other for a long period of time and decide to catch up to speed during dinner. His friend, Wally Shawn, is an American actor and playwright who is more concerned with getting their next meal.

As Andrew tells him of their global forays involving esoteric experiments, theatrical and mystical adventures, Wally listens with more skepticism, as they alternate between reactions of awe, amazement, admiration and anger. What finally emerges is a sensitive portrait of a friendship that survives and transcends contrasting assumptions about love, death, art, and continuous demand of man by self-realization.

"O Meu Jantar Com o André"  (My Dinner with André)
Perfomance Flyer

Encenação/production - Manuel Wiborg
Autores/authors - Wallace Shawn & André Gregory
Tradução/translation - Jacinto Lucas Pires
Actor/performers - António Filipe & Manuel Wiborg

For more information, please contact the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at 508.999.8255 or

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