BLACK GOLD - THE PASSION OF ALEIJADINHO Plays The Seaport, Opens 12/4
"BLACK GOLD - the Passion of Aleijadinho," based on the life of Antonio Francisco Lisboa (1738-1814), Baroque sculptor of Brazil, will be shown in two featured performances at Shooting Star Theatre in South Street Seaport in December. Presented by NY Artists Unlimited and MTP-Montauk Theatre Productions, shows are Saturday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 5, at 3 p.m. "BLACK GOLD" is the dramatic account of a man born a slave and freed at birth by his Portuguese father, a master builder of churches. Winning Brazil's Grand Prize at the age of 18, Lisboa became the Michelangelo of his country. His life parallels the gold rush in the colonial cities and the development of Brazil in arts, religion and politics, reaching for independence from the Portuguese and its own identity.