Pride (Orgulho), the emotional monologue written and played by Rodrigo Matheus was one of the most popular plays presented at The 1998 Curitiba Theatre Festival. Directed by Carla Candiotto it opened on April 19 at The Joao Caetano Theatre in Sao Paulo.
At the beginning of the play, hanging upside down from a trapeze and supported only by his leg muscles, actor Rodrigo Matheus obliges the audience to look up and listen to what he says. The monologue portrays a superhero in conflict with his immortality.
Marcio Medina's set consists of the trapeze, suspended from an iron structure.
Pride runs at The Joao Caetano Theatre through May 15. Performances are Thursday to Saturday - 9 PM and Sunday - 8 PM. Tickets cost R$10,00. Information call 011 573 3744 at The Joao Caetano Theatre in Sao Paulo.
-- By Nertutila Achao