Agreste (Drylands)

Performance Dates
Opening Performance

“By turns lyrical, funny, surprising, tragic, Agreste (Drylands) achieves folkloric power.” - New Haven Review
In the drylands of northeast Brazil, a kingdom of sand and thirst, Maria and Etevaldo fall in love across a fence. After living together as husband and wife for 22 years, the sanctity of their union gets invaded by the gossip and gibes of a conservative community. Four storytellers breathe life into this tale of love and loss, desire and death, ignorance and illumination. Based on real events, Newton Moreno’s stunning narrative shows that love can bloom even in the harshest climate. CONTENT WARNING: bigotry, transphobia, arson.

Production Information

Show Type
Physical Theatre
Approximate Running Time
70 minutes



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