Jorge Andrade was born in Mozambique in 1973 and came to Portugal when he was 4 years old, but in Moçambique (the show) he constructs a biography as if he had returned there and had lived his life there. In order to make this story credible, we have imposed it on the country’s history. Jorge Andrade, a tomato concentrate producer, is now part of Mozambique’s history and, through it, its political vicissitudes, its situation in the context of the Cold War, the international economic processes to which the newly independent country was subjected.
Moçambique is a show in which six actors are hired to pretend to be Mozambicans, discuss history as they try to put together the narrative of an enterprise, sing advertising spots for tomato concentrate in the languages of capitalist countries and in the languages of communist countries, and dance to represent parts of history, until they are exhausted.

text and direction Jorge Andrade with Bruno Huca / Jorge Neto, Isabél Zuaa, Jani Zhao, Jorge Andrade, Matamba Joaquim / Marco Mendonça, Tânia Alves and Welket Bungué set design José Capela costumes José Capela, with execution by Aldina Jesus video ANIMA and Bruno Canas soundtrack Rui Lima and Sérgio Martins light Rui Monteiro choreography Bruno Huca stage photography Bruno Simão and José Carlos Duarte promotional image António MV promotional video Jorge Jácome and Marta Simões assistance Francisco Campos Lima production direction Joana Costa Santos production assistance and communication Jonathan da Costa management and programming consultancy Vânia Rodrigues coprodution Teatro Municipal Maria Matos, Teatro Municipal do Porto Rivoli/Campo Alegre, Teatro Viriato support CAAA, Centro Cultural Português – Maputo / Instituto Camões, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Hotel Peninsular, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Teatro Nacional São João


September 16 and 17, 2016 ‧ Teatro Municipal do Porto - Rivoli

September 23 to 27, 2016 ‧ Teatro Municipal Maria Matos (Lisbon)

November 4 and 5, 2016 ‧ Teatro Viriato (Viseu)

April 1 and 2, 2017 ‧ Centro Cultural Teatro Guaíra (Curitiba, Brazil)

April 8 and 9, 2017 ‧ SESC Vila Mariana (São Paulo, Brazil)

June 8, 2017 ‧ PT.17, O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo)

July 6, 2017 ‧ Festival de Almada

September 15, 2017 ‧ Cine-Teatro Avenida (Castelo Branco)

September 20 to 24, 2017 ‧ Teatro Municipal Maria Matos (Lisbon)

September 30, 2017 ‧ Teatro Virgínia (Torres Novas)

October 13, 2017 ‧ Teatro Académico Gil Vicente (Coimbra)

October 21, 2017 ‧ Teatro Micaelense (Ponta Delgada)

February 8 and 9, 2017 ‧ Thêatre National du Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

April 26, 2018 ‧ Teatro Municipal do Porto - Rivoli . IETM Porto Plennary Meeting

September 26, 2018 ‧ Centro Cultural Vila Flor (Guimarães)

May 13, 2019 ‧ Prestopi / Crossings - International Festival of Independent Performing Arts (Maribor, Eslovénia)

October 14, 2019 ‧ Cine-Teatro de Alcobaça . Festival Books&Movies