Frogs (Old Geezer’s Dreams)

Frogs (Old Geezer’s Dreams)

Poetic puppet slapstick on solitude, dreams and friendship

Written by: Pavla Dombrovská (inspired by the story of Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel)
Direction: Pavla Dombrovská
Music: Tomáš Vtípil
Puppets and stage design: Antonín Maloň, Marika Bumbálková

For children 5+ and adults
Duration: 1 hour

next performance
19.4.2020 v 16:00
OPAVA, Loutkové divadlo, Husova 17

Technical specifications

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Stage dimensions 6 x 5 x 3,2 m (width x depth x height)
  • Setup and rehearsal time: 4 hours
  • Disassembly time: 2 hours
  • Darkness needed
  • Max stage height 40 cm, audience risers are convenient
  • Electricity: 400V/32A
  • Max audience limit: 150

About performance

The story of two popular frog friends (Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel) is extended through the figure of a storyteller – the strange lonely inhabitant of an old house.

The Frogs who have settled in his well-maintained pond cause him to dream. In his wicker armchbehind his window come in and entertains strange guests from the landscape of his imagination. Finally, he becomes a character himself in his own story…

The long-legged glove puppets are made out of wood and leather. Shiny paper fish swim in the play besides other wooden animals from Old Geezer´s garden. The stage is made of bark, wood and bamboo grown in the garden of artist Antonín Maloň.