18 · 19 · 21 · 22 oct 2023 — Odemira · Aljezur
“Engolir Sapos” (Swallowing Toads) is an artistic reflection about prejudices and ceramic toads in the form of a play for families. In Portugal, there are 40 to 60 thousand Gypsies, a minority among the majority. In Portugal, hundreds and thousands of ceramic toads are in commercial establishments, a minority among most products on display. Toads exist to decorate. And to ward off. Gypsies.
If a toad bothers men and women of flesh and blood, a toad bothers us all.
Father and daughter will be on stage. And toads.
/Direction Rafaela Santos /Dramaturgy Fernando Giestas /Interpretation Amélia Giestas and Ricardo Vaz Trindade /Music Ricardo Baptista /Light Design Jorge Ribeiro /Set and Costume Design Henrique Ralheta /Creation Amarelo Silvestre /Co-production Teatro Viriato, Centro de Arte de Ovar and Teatro Municipal do Porto /Artistic Residencies Teatro Viriato, As Casas do Visconde, Centro de Arte de Ovar, Citemor, Projecto 23 Milhas and ZDB /Partnerships Olho Vivo/Viseu e As Casas do Visconde /Support República Portuguesa – Cultura/Direção-Geral das Artes /Other Supporters Patinter, Borgstena and School Grouping, Voluntary Firemen, Social and Parish Centre and Canas de Senhorim Parish Council