Cyrano of Eggplant


Writen by:
  • Gustavo Bicalho
Directed by:
  • Henrique Gonçalves
  • Paulo Rebello
  • Bruno Oliveira
  • Cid Borges
  • Daniela Cavanellas
  • Edeilton Medeiros
  • Nilton Marques
  • Suzana Castelo
This is an adaptation of the classic “Cyrano de Bergerac”, written by the French dramaturg Edmond Rostand. In this version, three merchants tell the story of the big nosed poet Cyrano of Eggplant and his secret passion for his cousin Rose. When Cristian of Radish, a young cadet, as handsome as dumb, also falls in love with her, Cyrano decides to help him, writing love letters to her in his place.

The show aesthetic is inspired by the work of the Italian renaissance painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who portrayed famous people of his time from compositions of fruits and vegetables.

- Maria Clara Machado Award 2001 - Best direction and best show for children.

Rated G
Creative Staff:
Musical research: Gustavo Bicalho and Henrique Gonçalves
Musical director and vocal coach: Débora Garcia
Movement director: Paulo Mazzoni
Light designer: Alexandre Nazareth
Costume design and props: Fernanda Sabino and Henrique Gonçalves
Make-up artist: Mona Magalhães and Nilton Marques
Set designer: Karlla de Luca
Set props and puppets: Edeilton Medeiros and Kátia Kamello
Assistant light Designer and operator: Isabel Azevedo
Assistant set designer: Carlos Mariano
Seamstress: Zeny Gonçalves
Set builder: Roberto de Luca
Marketing Team:
Graphic designer: Gustavo Bicalho
Photography: Carolina Ribeiro, Carlos Cabéra and José M. Góes
PR: Evandro Rius
Media agency: Artesanal Produções
Production Staff:
Production manager: Henrique Gonçalves
Producers: Evandro Rius and Nilton Marques
Year of production: Artesanal Cia. de Teatro/2001

What makes the play so appealing is, first of all, the aesthetic care that accompanies Artesanal since its debut in 1995. The group’s aesthetic care spreads throughout the costume making, the props, the set design and the light design, making it all very appealing. None of that would work, though, if it weren’t for the text adaptation and the immaculate direction. The audience is lucky to witness such impeccable work.

Mànya Millen / O GLOBO newspaper - Critique/Review