The “Barcelos Rooster” is Portugal’s most popular souvenir, sold as a knick-knack, key ring, fridge magnet, postcard… In Cantar de Galo, he comes to life. Haughty, he tells us his story: he saved a pilgrim wrongly accused of a crime from the gallows. But he’s not satisfied, he demands explanations and Salazar, the dictator who kept Portugal in the grip of fascism for 40 years, comes to the rescue. This is how the rooster learns that, after all, he is part of the manipulative nationalist fiction that Salazar invented. The Rooster recovers his vocation as a vigilante and sets out to take revenge on the populist Salazar. Cantar de Galo is a play written for Jorge Andrade by the American writer Robert Schenkkan, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award.

direction Jorge Andrade, with assistance from with Jorge Andrade text Robert Schenkkan translation Joana Frazão set design José Capela, with execution from Miss Suzie costumes José Capela, with execution from Miss Suzie makeup artist Cidália Espadinha video Um Segundo Filmes sound Sérgio Delgado light and technical direction João Fonte subtitling Hein?! Subtitles production Joana Mesquita Alves, Sofia Freitas, Inês Soares Lopes coproduction FITEI - Festival Internacional de Teatro de Expressão Ibérica, Teatro Viriato, Theatro Circo thanks Teatro Nacional São João

mala voadora is a structure funded by the Government of Portugal – Ministry of Culture / Direção-Geral das Artes.


May 17, 18 and 19, 2024 ‧ mala voadora (Porto - FITEI 47)

May 24, 2024 ‧ Centro Cultural de Paredes de Coura

May 28 and 29, 2024 ‧ Teatro Viriato (Viseu)

June 21, 2024 ‧ Largo dos Caeiros (Cercal do Alentejo)

June 22, 2024 ‧ Auditório Municipal de Alvalade

June 23, 2024 ‧ Largo da Junta de Freguesia da Abela

October 4, 2024 ‧ Theatro Circo (Braga)