‘My lime orange plant’, a book by José Mauro de Vasconcelos, is one of the most famous children’s novels in the world: we have all read it in our school days. The adaptation of the book is on the billboard on Saturdays and Sundays from 4 pm at the Teatro La Plaza.
Under the direction of Els Vandell and the assistant direction of Fito Valles, the actors of La Plaza Joven Gina Yangali, André Portugal, Daniella Narváez, Alejandro Villagomez and Francisco Luna They star in this work, which is inspired by the story of Zezé, a 5-year-old boy who lives in a town in Brazil in very poor conditions.
“It is beautiful that children always go to the theater with their parents because it is part of creating a bond. In addition, this work has something particular because almost all parents have read the book when they were children. So, seeing her accompanied by her children generates this double experience of nostalgia. Explaining to the child, sharing and comparing the feelings that the story generates, seems very valuable to me”, commented the director.
In ‘My Lime Orange Plant’, Zezé has an otherworldly imagination and is mischievous like no other. His great friendship with the beloved “Portuga” teaches him how important education is in people and how fun it is to have a real friend.
This theatrical proposal of ‘My orange-lime plant’ is staged with human-sized puppets, manipulation of objects, shadow theater and physical theater. Travel back in time with this moving story brought to the theater for the first time in the world.
“Many times I have been asked why I have opted for the use of puppets in this work, what a puppet generates is the illusion of life. That is something really magical, as that object breathes it seems to live. I liked the idea of generating a new language and so we have created these human-sized puppets, which the actors manipulate with grace and delicacy. That is the magic, the illusion of life”, specifies Els Vandell, artistic director of La Plaza Joven.