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
- 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
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.