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António Jorge Gonçalves
©António Jorge Gonçalves
Past event
Dates and Schedules

4 to 9 June
Families: Saturday and Sunday, 16h
Schools: Monday to Friday, 10h30 (extra session: 5 at 2:30 p.m.)
Meeting with the team after the performance for schools


Sala Mário Viegas


€3, €7 adults

Age Restriction

Target audience: 6 > 10 years; age rate pending

Portuguese Sign Language Relaxed Session

Families: 8 June

Portuguese Sign Language

Schools: 4 to 7 June


Near the Big Forrest live a boy and his grandfather. The boy likes to scientise things: he has already invented a widener of paths and a firefly invitator. He talks to them in Morse code. António Jorge Gonçalves adapts to the stage Ondjaki’s O Convidador de Pirilampos, illustrated by himself. In this play narrated by Cláudia Semedo accompanied by clarinettist José Conde, the fear of the dark, freedom and the importance of stories will be addressed. With all the scenic magic of the dark.

Cast and Creative

Text Ondjaki Staging, plastic co-directing and live manipulation of objects António Jorge Gonçalves Plastic co-directing and live manipulation of objects Paula Delecave Interpretation Cláudia Semedo (narrator) and José Conde (musician) Executive production Nuno Pratas Co-production Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Teatro Nacional São João, Culturproject e São Luiz Teatro Municipal


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