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The montage of the spectacle KRUM (KRUM) consolidates the partnership of companhia brasileira de teatro with the actress Renata Sorrah. After the success of the spectacle Esta Criança (This Child), with the text of the French dramaturge Joël Pommerat, so far unprecedented in Brazilian stages, group and actress set off for the plunge into the work of another contemporary author that is staged for the first time in the country.


The one chosen for this continuity is the Israeli Hanoch Levin (1943 – 1999). Died prematurely of cancer, he is the author of a vast work that includes music, prose, poetry and more than fifty theater plays, translated and enacted in many countries.

Levin was born in a peripheral neighborhood of Tel-Aviv. Lost his father with twelve years old, what made him leave school and started to work. Finished his studies working as delivery boy. Grow up in Israel of the 60’s, marked by the differences between those that were born in the country and the immigrants, the rich and the poor, the Jews and the Arabs. These livings left evident marks in his works, like the critic to war and to social differences.


Created in 1975, KRUM (KRUM) was translated for the Portuguese directly of Hebrew for this montage.

In the text, a son that after leaving to “gain the world”, returns with nothing to his mother’s house, to the neighborhood where he was born, and reencounters the people and the circumstances that he had left behind, everything without great changes. With an acid humor and pungent lyricism, enters the stage a list of ordinary and average beings, engaged in matters apparently unimportant.

The characters inhabit any neighborhood, like countless others, in the periphery of a big city. Trapped to their own conditions, these people live a quotidian struggle for existence. The tragic path of a traced destiny still reveals a comic dimension. With mastery, the author speaks about failure and the precariousness of minimum lives, driven to the small desires that are forced by a society of consumption.