The play, a comedy based on factual events, takes place in Paris and Lisbon where the audience encounters the art collector Peggy Guggenheim and the cabaret performer Josephine Baker.
Portugal’s most acclaimed modern poet, Fernando Pessoa makes an appearance by translating surrealist texts and writing in verse. Sometimes carried away by automatic writing he also conducts otherworldly experiments and séances; activities that were fashionable at the time. The play features Cecile Eluard as Cinderella, the neglected daughter of Gala Dali. The play is written entirely in rhyme and there is a cast of 12.
‘Cinderella and the Surrealists’ to be staged in the Old Gallery, São Brás Museum, written and Directed by Carolyn Kain. Taking place on Friday, December 9th evening performance at 7:30 pm and Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th matinees at 5:30 pm. Tickets cost 10 euros for Amigos and 12 euros for the general public with profits going to São Brás Bombeiros. Please contact + 351 966 329 073 to reserve a seat.