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

The performance is suitable for children and adults
Duration performance: 1 hour

Technical specifications

  • Darkness, a stage of 6 x 5 x 3.2(high)m, the stage cant be higher than 40 cm, elevation is convenient.
  • Electricity: 400V/32A
  • The maximum of spectators is: 150
  • Time needed to set up and the rehearsal: 4 hours
  • Time needed to clear the space: 2 hours
  • Duration: 1 hour

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.

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