A busy woman in the centre of a big city is trying to pay six bills.She will find surprises during her journey that will expose her deep feelings. And after all why not to go to the cinema? The Jane Fonda franje... a life that is not mine, it's not yours, a life were everything has a happy end. Margaridas Enlatadas (Canned Daisies) talks about frustrations of love, racism and the cruelty of living in a massive city.
"This show is so important to the artist I am now! Margaridas Enlatadas (Canned Daisies) was born in 2006 at the University as our graduation show. Me, and my two closest friends, Daniela Gué and Muriel Vieira decided at that time that we would devise our final show. Our aim were to have a show that reflected our time and our feelings as well as we as artists. We had one year of researching with others artists and we have investigated several literary material. We could test different procedures and acting techniques focused in devising. By the end we got a final text, an adaptation of four short stories of the acclaimed Brazilian writer Caio Fernando Abreu. with the help of our tutor Gisela Habeyche we could reach an energetic combination of text based and physical theatre show. After present the show at University we got a gig in Porto Alegre in 2007, were we could really achieve a professional result.
In 2008 We moved to São Paulo and during this year we presented Margaridas Enlatadas in two well known theatres there. In the same year and in 2009 we participated of some Brazilian Theatre Festivals, among then International Theatre Festival Porto Alegre em Cena, one of the most important in the country. The name of the show, Canned Daisies was an inspiration for the name of my Company, Canned Theatre, and we consider this show part of our history as a theatre company, because in São Paulo gigs we started to work as a professional group and we noticed that we should start a company.
This show was my first professional experience as a producer, dramaturgist and director and it went really well. It gave the confidence to express myself not just as an actress but as an author as well."
Dramaturgy, direction, executive production and performance by Daniela Gué, Fernanda Mandagará and Muriel Vieira
Based on the short stories by Caio Fernando Abreu:
"Creme de Alface" (Lettuce Lotion), "Os Dragões não Conhecem o Paraíso" (The Dragons don't know the paradise), "Os Sobreviventes" (The survivors) and " Para uma avenca partindo" (For one avenca that is leaving me)
Tutor (first version): Gisela Habeyche
Actress stand in: Florência Gil
Costumes (first version): Chica Bolacha
Costumes (second version): Márcio Bueno Dias
Props: the group
Lighting design (first version): Felipe Vieira
Lighting (second version): Ricardo Oliveira
Sound design: the group
Videos (second version): Lucas Brandão
Graphic design: Felipe Gué
Photos (first version): Elisa Viali,Fernanda Chemale and Edgar Neumann
Photos (second version): João Leoci and Rafael Avancini
Reel: Fábio de Borthole
Part of the inicial research: Ana Luiza Bergman and Marcos Contreras
Director of Production (Second version): Fernanda Mandagará
Produced by Teatro Enlatado