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The thought-provoking "operetta" of American modernist writer Gertrude Stein, presents us with the theme "Faust" – the man who sold his soul to the devil in exchange for the invention of the electric light. Written in the period in which it deployed the public electric lighting, the text presents us with the "electric light" as a metaphor of knowledge and technology in the contemporary world. This light becomes an attribute of Mephisto, because technology is being disputed and create an arena to the power dispute.

Production credits

Playwrigth: Gertrude Stein
Direction and lightning: designer Lenerson Polonini
Cast: Ricardo Gelli, Carina Casuscelli, Rosa Freitas, Camila dos Anjos, Jocarla Gomes and Mauro Grillo.
Special participation in voice-over: Paulo César Pereio
Costume and makeup: Carina Casuscelli.
Soundtrack: Wilson Sukorski.
Translation: Fábio Fonseca.
Vídeo scenary: Cristian Cancino and Zzui Ferreira .
Pictures: Acauã Fonseca

Seasons and presentations

Theater of the Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade:  April-May, 2009
Sesc Tijuca (RJ) – as part of the event “The Planet Hour”:- March, 2010
Cacilda Becker Theater (SP): July, 2011

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