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A greenhouse with a beautiful spire coming out, as well as natural elements outgrowing.


Long ago...

in a provincial town outside of Rio de Janeiro, there lived a doctor who just could not get enough of Science. For Dr Simão Bacamarte, every brain, every phenomenon was worth dissecting. To satisfy his curiosity, the doctor persuaded his local council to build an insane asylum. It was a beautiful, many-windowed building with green shutters. The townspeople called it the Casa Verde, or Green House.

A portrait of Machado de Assis, Brazilian intellectual.
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A live performance adapted
O Alienista*

Monday December 18th 2023 @ 7:00PM
Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn

*A novella by celebrated Brazilian writer Machado de Assis.

"Greenhouse" is a live performance adaptation that heightens O Alienista's absurd humor and joy, while revisiting Machado's nuanced interrogation of crimes committed in the name of science. The show features an original score and an interlude of new short plays and poetry. Guests are encouraged to commune with the performers throughout the night.

If you wish, come dressed for a wedding reception…

Meet the Team

The residents of Itaguaí (& the creatives who brought them to life)

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