Horácio is the most valuable employee in the company, he never says no and is always there when a colleague needs his help. One day, he apologises to his colleagues for not being able to help, because he has to prepare himself for the most important day of his life: his wedding! However, Horácio is requested by his superior to take over the most important role of the company for one day: that of the boss, who has vanished without any trace!

Patuá theatre, which is an important characteristic of Macao, has been inscribed on Macao’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Macanese Patuá is a creole originated from the ancient Portuguese language, with a combination of Malay, Spanish, Canarese, English and Cantonese, reflecting Macao’s role as a platform for the development of multiculturalism.

Playwright and Director: Miguel de Senna Fernandes

Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one interval
Performed in Patuá, with surtitles in Chinese, Portuguese and English

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Boss for a Day


Content provider: Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC)

Last modified: 2021-03-24 16:23

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