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Show Mary and the Sea Monsters

Designed and produced by the award-winning Company Of Them of Theater , the show Mary and the Sea Monsters is the only Brazilian children's play that explores Paleontology and Empowerment themes. Female, urging the school public, and the general public, to approach and engage in valuing the fossil record as a scientific heritage of humanity, as well as recognizing the difficulties that women encountered, and still encounter, in exploration and career scientific studies.

The role of women in multiple areas of society is evident in the spectacle that sheds light specifically on the field of science. The Company, formed exclusively by actresses-researchers-producers, has a natural interest in feminist / feminist themes in 18 years of professional experience. This time, the inspiration came from the children's book The Scientists: 50 Women Who Changed the World (2017), by American writer and illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky. On the topic of discussing gender equality, the story of paleontologist Mary Anning (1799-1847) was drawn from those pages. The montage that revisits prehistory to prove extremely current in the deconstruction of patriarchalism is signed by guest director Rhena de Faria.

Representative illustration of Mary Anning and her dog named Trey when, in 1823, she found on a cliff in England the first skeleton of a plesiosaur in history. Source: National Geographic Kids .
From a poor family, Mary Anning started working at just 12 years old. She survived storms and faced dangerous landslides to make great discoveries. He studied anatomy by dissecting reptiles in his kitchen, and was thus able to reassemble the first skeleton of an ichthyosaur (a large Jurassic marine reptile). Mary Anning's life fascinates children and adults.

Her story, which had been widespread only in academia, gained the stage in Mary and the Sea Monsters . The show features original four-handed dramaturgy - by director Rhena de Faria and actresses Cecilia Magalhães, Julia Ianina and Thaís Medeiros, members of the Delas Company. The art direction is by Mira Haa, Wagner Freire's lighting and Artur Decloedt's original soundtrack. The team also counts on the consulting of Prof. Dr. Luiz Eduardo Anelli, from the USP Geosciences Institute.

The construction of the text took place collaboratively, from many studies and improvisations. The presence of "sea monsters" in the title points to a dramaturgical choice: the protagonist's relationship with the fossils, elements of a true story, blending with the protagonist's imaginary relationship with the prehistoric animas. The play and the text reveal the protagonist's virtues such as curiosity, intelligence, courage and perseverance, showing that the character in possession of these virtues triumphs over her difficulties. The play gives the protagonist the inevitable success given to her after death, showing viewers the importance of her legacy for later generations and the recognition in academia that her discoveries constitute some of the most essential geological findings to know the history of Earth.

As actresses found in Mary Anning's life and work the inspiration for this 11the Company Show Of Them : a play about a woman from a past time, told by women today to our girls and boys, who will build the new times to come. Actresses Cecilia Magalhães, Julia Ianina and Thaís Medeiros take turns on Mary Anning's paper three phases of the character: child, youth, and adult - beyond the other 14 characters who interact with the protagonist along her journey.

The Organizing Committee of the XXVI Brazilian Congress of Paleontology is proud to promote in Uberlândia, on the day , two sessions of the play Mary and The Sea Monsters: at 3 pm (for schoolchildren and companions) and at 8 pm (participants of the XXVI CBB and the general public). Both will occur in the da CDL Conventions and Events . With 448 seats, it is the second largest auditorium in the city.

  • Free Show for students from public schools in Uberlândia accompanied by a teacher and / or guardian.
  • Free show for children under 12 accompanied by paying adult.
  • Adult tickets must be removed n Terra Brasilis Restaurant ap from September 15, 2019, at a cost of R $ 30,00 (half price for young people up to 19 years old).

This exclusive activity has hotel support Ibis Budget Uberlandia , from Terra Brasilis Restaurant , and Dean of Extension and Culture (PROEXC-UFU) .