João Botão // 2010
In a free adaptation of Michael Ende’s novel “Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver” the group re-creates a situation-motive, that now takes place on a small invented island. The four inhabitants of the “Pequeno (Small)” island are faced with a great novelty. But now what? There’s not enough space for yet one more and they all must get along to try and solve this problem.
Just as Répéter (2009), João Botão was rebuilt as part of the maintenance and repertoir restoration project, with the support of the Fortaleza Municipality. It first came up as a smaller cell, in 2004, as part of the events that were held by the German House of Culture for the Bienal do Livro do Ceará (a biannual book event), disclosing the work of Michael Ende: Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver. Since then it has been revisited in dramatic readings and isolated presentations. For its premiere in 2010, Consiglia Latorre did the musical direction and there was also a new dramaturgical review, in a collaborative process.
Festivals, showcases and awards
2012 Ceará Children's Theater Festival - TIC
2012 Nomad Art Project CCBNB
2010 VI Fortaleza Theater Festival - Repertoire Showcase
Direction: Fran Teixeira.
Musical direction: Consiglia Latorre.
Dramaturgy: Teatro Máquina, from Michael Ende's novel.
Aline Silva - King Reinaldo
Ana Luiza Rios - Ms. Hein
Edivaldo Batista - Max, the Engine driver
Levy Mota - Mr. Gravatinha
Loreta Dialla - Mailman
Scenography: Elaine Nascimento and Fran Teixeira.
Costume design: Fran Teixeira.
Lighting design: Teatro Máquina.
Graphic design: Frederico Teixeira.
Pictures by: Thalita Lopes