Mosteiro São Bento da Vitória


by Caplan Neves

based upon Castro, by António Ferreira

direction Nuno Cardoso

co-produced by TNSJ/Minist√©rio da Cultura e das Ind√ļstrias Criativas de Cabo Verde



In KastroKriola, Cape Verdean playwright Caplan Neves recreates Ant√≥nio Ferreira‚Äôs Castro, bringing us a stage creolisation intent on finding out how much can this classic Portuguese symbolically resound in today‚Äôs Cape Verde. This tragedy of royal conflict is now seen through the prism of the internal intrigues of modern-time political parties. While in Ferreira‚Äôs play the risk of foreign occupation and the tarnishing of ‚Äúa spotless gold‚ÄĚ are the driving forces behind the penalisation of the love between Pedro and In√™s, what ‚Äúsets this party and country ablaze‚ÄĚ in KastroKriola is the scandalous homoaffective relationship of Kastro and Petra ‚Äď the latter a politician with a promising future in the upper reaches of power. Both of them, too, face the persecution of their peers for ‚Äúreasons of State‚ÄĚ and use the same weapons against intolerance and tyranny. About Petra, it is said: ‚ÄúShe obeys a greater order: her heart‚ÄĚ. KastroKriola marks the culmination of the artistic residency of a group of Cape Verdean artists at the TNSJ, under the direction of Nuno Cardoso and in close link with our teams, all this thanks to the cooperation agreement signed in September 2019 by the Cape Verdean Ministry of Culture and Creative Industries and the Teatro Nacional S√£o Jo√£o.


by Caplan Neves based upon Castro, by António Ferreira direction, set design and costumes Nuno Cardoso

vídeo Fernado Costa lighting design Alexandre Vieira music Caplan Neves

cast Benito Lopes, Deka Saimor, Emerson Dias, Hugo Paz, Lisa Reis, Milanka Vera-Cruz, Milton Fonseca

co-produced by Minist√©rio da Cultura e das Ind√ļstrias Criativas de Cabo Verde, Teatro Nacional S√£o Jo√£o

playing time 1h20 Ages 12 and up

Cape Verdean Creole show, subtitled in Portuguese


Mosteiro São Bento da Vitória

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