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CORDEL ENCANTADO

CARACHTERS: Açucena Jesuíno Prince Filipe Doralice Timóteo Herculano Sheriff Batoré Antônia King Augusto Maria Cesária Mayor Patácio Ternurinha Priest Joaquim Eronildes Carlota Cangaceiros Úrsula Butler Nicolau Single girls Farid & Neusa

SCENE 1: Opening song (Minha Princesa Cordel) Açucena and Jesuíno enter. One comes from the right side; the other comes from the left. They hold hands, smile, and make their love vows. While they look into each other’s eyes, the opening pictures of the soap opera appear behind them. AÇUCENA: Jesuíno, my love! We are going to get married and be happy ever after! JESUÍNO: Açucena, my princess! You know my heart is yours. Royal music (instrumental) King Augusto arrives. KING: Excuse me. I am Augusto, the king of Seráfia. I’m looking for a lost princess. Have you seen a young girl with long blond hair, brown eyes, a pretty face, wearing a necklace with the medal of Saint Eudóxia? While the King speaks, Jesuíno looks at Açucena as if he recognizes the girl described by the king. However, he doesn’t find any similarity. AÇUCENA and JESUÍNO: No, never! ################################################################## SCENE 2: Forró music All people of Brogodó enter. They come from the side of the stage where Açucena and Jesuíno are. Mayor Patácio and Ternurinha are the first to come. MAYOR PATÁCIO: Your highness! I am sorry we didn’t come soon. You arrived a little earlier, vice. TERNURINHA: Your majesty! Welcome to our small town. KING: Tonight, I’m going to host a great dance in Brogodó. I’m looking for my daughter at long lost. I want all the girls to dance with Prince Felipe. Girls are very excited. GIRL 1: Vixe Maria, I think I am the princess! GIRL 2: What?! Look at me! I look like a real lady! I am the princess! GIRL 3: Oxente! Are you “variando”? I have a royal style. Painho always said I am his little princess. GIRL 4: Eita, the prince is very handsome! And I am the most beautiful girl in Brogodó! MARIA CESÁRIA: (to herself) I am not a princess. I’m very ugly and poor. All exit. ################################################################## SCENE 3: Banda do Coreto song “Brogodonenses” enter from one side. They are very happy. Royal music (instrumental) King Augusto, Prince Felipe, Úrsula, Carlota and the Butler Nicolau enter from the other side. TERNURINHA: Your highness, the King Augusto and his majestic family! MAYOR: Uhum! People of Brogodó! It’s a great pleasure to announce the beginning of the dance ball.

you’re so pretty. my God. my dear husband. boring! Song: “Tédio” Everyone dances the pop style. Classic music (waltz) NICOLAU: We could be in England at the Prince William and Kate’s wedding in the high society! ÚRSULA: King Augusto can’t find Princess Aurora in the middle of so many ugly people. I’m going to solve this problem! PRIEST JOAQUIM: Oxe. my God! Eita! Danou-se! They’re the cangaceiros! I am lascado! Batoré runs away Bullet shots sound MAYOR PATÁCIO: Oh. tedious. Arabian music Everyone dances the arabian style. On the other side. But this party is especially for the girls. Classic music (waltz) Prince Felipe starts the dance with the ladies on one side of the stage. come closer. isso aqui tá muito bom…” Everyone dances the forró style. there are the couples of dancers. I’m sorry for not inviting you. You’re an angel. this dance is so beautiful! I am so happy! AÇUCENA: Jesuíno. He dances the waltz very formally and the girls dance the forró rhythm. FARID: Not here. Classic music (waltz) PRIEST JOAQUIM: Eronildes. Your Sherazade is going to tell you a new story. The prettiest woman in Brogodó! The only woman in my life! NEUSINHA: Farid. cabra?! Are you doubting my masculinity? Do you think I’m frouxo? . Bullet shots sound Everyone is scared and desperate.KING: Prince Felipe is going to dance with all the girls at the ball. And this ball is really kitschy. Antonha”. but she is crying a lot. TERNURINHA: Sheriff Batorééééééé!!! Do something! You are the police! BATORÉ: Huh. sir. This is very good! This is too good! This is good demais! Song: “Olha. stay here near me. my God! It’s Captain Herculano! The King of Cangaço! Song: Macho Man Herculano enters with two cangaceiros behind him. BATORÉ: “Antonha. Neusinha. ééé… Yes! Huh! Oh. We’d better not. vice?! ERONILDES: Vixe. Classic music (waltz) FARID: Neusinha. I can’t believe Eronildes is out of my sight again! ERONIIIIIIIIIIIIILDES!!! Eronildes plays some forró “pé de serra” and people start to dance. priest! What a boring party! I have an idea to make everybody smile. where is this boy? Oh. you are my queen. JESUÍNO: Açucena. HERCULANO: What. HERCULANO: Who is the cabra who had this party here? And why didn’t he invite me?! KING: It was me. Sheriff Batoré is talking to Antônia. come.

my love! Come here. AÇUCENA: Oooooxe! Timóteo pulls Açucena’s arm. Augusto! KING: This dance is over. my love. Timóteo and Carlota. DORALICE: Jesuíno.Song: Homem com H (Ney Matogrosso) Herculano sings in a very macho way. Why don’t you marry me? I can make you happy. of course. never! HERCULANO: Oxe! Herculano and his cangaceiros exit. DORALICE: But… Açucena sees Doralice and Jesuíno together. Eat this sweet. TIMÓTEO: You’re mine. MARIA CESÁRIA: Yes. He wears a necklace with a little medal of Padinho Ciço. dance with Prince Felipe. All the girls. KING: What’s he like. strong and handsome like me. He’s very sad. sir? HERCULANO: He’s very brave. King Augusto eats and tastes the delicious sweet. king. CARLOTA: Timotinho. except Doralice. we are just talking. Song: Minha Princesa Cordel . Maria Cesária. Doralice gets closer to Jesuíno. I love you so much. You are going to be my queen. Açucena and Jesuíno stay together. come with me. this. Let’s go to Seráfia! You’re going to be the Duke of Seráfia. She gives him a sweet. you are my king. Açucena. JESUÍNO: Açucena. And nothing is gonna change that. let her go! Carlota pulls Timóteo’s arm. King Augusto watches. my Padinho Ciço! The king is in love with me! KING: Come to Seráfia with me. except Açucena. because he can’t see his daughter. I’m going back to Seráfia. HERCULANO: I’m looking for my son who I’ve missed for so long. KING: It’s delicious! It’s magnificent! It’s divine! It’s majestic! I love you. I can’t find my daughter here. KING: I can’t see my daughter. TIMÓTEO: But… Carlota takes Timóteo away. HERCULANO: Have you seen a boy like that? EVERYBODY: No. this ugly woman? JESUÍNO: Açucena. MARIA CESÁRIA: Don’t be sad. Açucena. AÇUCENA: Jesuíííííno. I’m going to marry her. You’re my woman! You have to obey me! AÇUCENA: Leave me alone! I have my fiancé Jesuíííííííííno! JESUÍNO: Eita! Açucena. AÇUCENA: Jesuíno. Jesuíno. why are you talking to this. JESUÍNO: Doralice. Maria Cesária! MARIA CESÁRIA: Oh. you know how much I love Açucena. come! Timóteo. Maria Cesária sees the king depressed. You are my princess. Everybody leaves the stage. DORALICE: I love Jesuíno. Everybody looks at Jesuíno.

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