Louse skin


Writen by:
  • Edeilton Medeiros
  • Kátia Kamello
Directed by:
  • Gustavo Bicalho
  • Henrique Gonçalves
  • César Amorim
  • Edeilton Medeiros
  • Isabel Azevedo
  • Kátia Kamello
The play has its aesthetics based on medieval farces; it is adapted from a traditional short story that was collected by Luís da Câmara Cascudo. 
After meeting a giant louse in his room, the king orders that the insect is killed and uses the Louse’s skin to make the cover of a chair. Only then, he finds out that the Louse he killed was the princess’ pet, and she hoped that, with a kiss, she would transform it into a prince. 
Frustrated with what seems a madness of his daughter, the king decides to propose a contest. Whichever man finds out what was the material used to cover the royal chair, may have his daughter's heart. That's when João appears, a poor young man who is trying his luck and ends up having to conquer the princess' heart.

Rated G
Creative Staff:
Musical research: Gustavo Bicalho
Musical director and vocal coach: Débora Garcia
Movement director: Daniela Cavanellas
Miming coach: Álvaro Assad
Light designer: Alexandre Nazareth
Costume design and props: Fernanda Sabino e Henrique Gonçalves
Make-up artist: Nilton Marques
Set design and props by: Karlla de Luca
Assistant light designer: Isabel Azevedo
Light operator: Poliana Pinheiro
Costume makers: José Reis e Zeny Gonçalves
Set design: Roberto de Luca
Marketing Team:
Graphic designer and photographer: Gustavo Bicalho
PR: Cid Borges
Media agency: Artesanal Produções
Production Staff:
Production manager: Henrique Gonçalves
Producer: Kátia Kamello
Year of production: Artesanal Cia. de Teatro/2003

The group’s sixth play maintains the company’s high quality of work; the cast is comic in the right measure. And it is about Brazil’s folklore, it is delicious.

Isabel Butcher / VEJA RIO magazine - Critique/Review