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THE UGLY DUCKLING (RO)

  1. The Ugly Duckling

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Script: Ovidiu Pecican
Director: Varga Ibolya
Scenography: Epaminonda Tiotiu
Assistant director: Angelica Pamfilie
Music: Venczel Peter
Cast: Ramona Atănăsoaie, Frunzina Anghel / Angelica Pamfilie, Andreea Bolovan, Ionuț Constantinescu, Călin Mureșan, Andreea Ștefan, Adina Ungur

Premiere: 11.09.2015
Duration: 55 minute
Recommended age: 4+

Written by Hans Christian Andersen, The Ugly Duckling is still one of the most beautiful stories about coming of age. A swan egg accidentally ends up in a duck’s nest, so out of this egg emerges a larger, an “uglier”, a different kind of “duckling” than any of the others. Being the object of all the shenanigans, pranks and ironies, the little swan has no other choice than to run away from this world, nurturing the hope that one day he may find a better place for himself.

Can our little swan persist through all the perils of the wilderness and the meddling of others? Let’s find out together. All we can say for now, is that some pleasant surprises await him as spring arrives.

ALFONSO AND THE WITCH (NONVERBAL)

In a barren and dark castle, where every little thing is black, there lives a witch together with her tomcat, named Alfonso.

Bothered by the fact that the tomcat becomes invisible in the black castle, the witch uses her magic in order to change Alfonso in a green tomcat. His life gets suddenly worse: he cannot longer sleep on the couch because now he can be seen, he cannot longer climb the chandelier because he is caught, he cannot longer sneek into the bed because he is chased away into the garden, … in the green garden we may add!

Outraged, the witch changes the colour of his fur again, she makes it multicoloured, such that now he looks like a parrot.

Poor little tomcat! He takes off in a far tree at the edge of the garden, where chattering birds, of all types and colour, laugh at him. The tomcat sobbs tremendously, melting the witch’s heart, who is now embarrased by her doings.

Then the witch removes the spell and the tomcat is happy again. In order to avoid the troubles again, a last spell changes the gloomy and dark castle into a multicoloured one.

Scenario and direction: Decebal Marin

Scenography and painting: Elena Ilaș
Music: Traian Păcurar

Sculpture: Florin Marin

Cast: Ramona Atănăsoaie, Iulian Lungu, Călin Mureșan, Angelica Pamfilie

Recommended age: 4+

 

 

 

THE LITTLE PURSE WITH THE HALF-PENNIES

”The adventures of the little rooster chased away from his home in Ion Creangă’s tale: The Little Purse with Two Half-pennies, are being retold in an original and colourful way in Decebal Marin’s play. The Little Purse with Two Half-pennies is an ingeniously constructed and vibrant puppet show, with exquisite puppets and actors performing on the stage. The director opted for a highly versatile scenic design and so the constantly changing décor demands different puppet types as well. In Decebal Marin’s version, the tale of The Little Purse with Two Half-pennies becomes a luscious show, which boosts enthusiasm and encourages the active participation of the children, while providing entertainment for the adults”.

Claudiu Groza 

Author: Ion Creangă

Script: Decebal Marin
Director:
Decebal Marin

Scenography: Sandu Marian

Music: Traian Păcurar

Cast: Ramona Atănăsoaie, Ionuț Constantinescu, Iulia Dinescu, Robert Gutunoiu, Călin Mureșan, Angelica Pamfilie, Andra Ștefan, Adina Ungur

 

Premiere: 30.06.2006

Duration: 50 min.

Recommended age: 3+

THE SNOW QUEEN (RO)

“Andersen’s story conveys a heart-warming message about friendship with affection and tenderness, in a universe dominated by ice, both literally and figuratively speaking. The challenges Gerda has to face and overcome with great effort and sacrifice, in order to test her devotion to Edgar, reveal the strength of an developing character. While maintaining the narrative and the key moments, I still consider that the prologue is the turning point of the show – the building and the shattering of the mirror, the scattering of the distorted pieces and its reassembly in the end – all these constitute a spectacular literary cohesion.”

Traian Savinescu

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Script: Traian Savinescu

Director: Traian Savinescu

Scenography: Epaminonda Tiotiu

Music: Traian Savinescu

Cast: Ramona Atănăsoaie / Angelica Pamfilie, Frunzina Anghel, Călin Mureșan, Iulia Dinescu, Andra Ștefan, Andreea Bolovan

 

Premiere: 10.01.2013

Duration: 55 min.

Recommended age: 4+

DĂNILĂ PREPELEAC (RO)

The tale entitled Dănilă Prepeleac, written by Ion Creangă, instantly wins over the audience with its adventures full of humour and energy. The protagonist’s amazing quests are presented in Traian Savinescu’s directorial vision where actors and puppets create one world which brings us back to our childhood universe. The play addresses both children and adults, and is much appreciated by the audience for its colourful and interactive nature, for the amazing performances of the actors who bring the public onto the stage.

Author: Ion Creangă
Script: Traian Savinescu
Director: Traian Savinescu
Scenography: Epaminonda Tiotiu
Music: Traian Savinescu
Cast: Ionuț Constantinescu, Frunzina Anghel, Călin Mureșan, Ramona Atănăsoaie / Angelica Pamfilie, Robert Gutunoiu

 

Premiere: 25.09.2015
Duration: 55 min.

Recommended age: 4+

 

The tale entitled Dănilă Prepeleac, written by Ion Creangă, instantly wins over the audience with its adventures full of humour and energy. The protagonist’s amazing quests are presented in Traian Savinescu’s directorial vision where actors and puppets create one world which brings us back to our childhood universe. The play addresses both children and adults, and is much appreciated by the audience for its colourful and interactive nature, for the amazing performances of the actors who bring the public onto the stage.

The Valiant Little Tailor (RO)

Inspired by his newly acquired talent, the Valiant Little Tailor sets out into the world to seek his fortune and brag about his power, “cause it’s not easy to kill seven flies with one blow”. And since heroic acts were indeed tailored to his personality (which he found out while trying to defeat the two giants: Baby Giant and Enormous Giant) in the end he realizes that his true power lies within the sharpness of his mind and his wit. The two giants would have crushed him, if our little hero hadn’t figured out some clever and brave strategies to get himself out of trouble.

So on his way back home, overjoyed about his second victory, he cheerfully says to everyone he meets: “in life wit is more important than height!”.

 Author: Brothers Grimm

Script: Emilia Nechita Svetlana

Director: Emilia Nechita Svetlana

Scenography: Relu Pene

Cast: Robert Trifan / Andreea Bolovan, Adina Ungur, Laura Corpodean

 

Premiere: 02.03.2008

Duration: 45 – 50 min.

Recommended age: 3+

 

The Old Woman’s Daughter and the Old Man’s Daughter (RO)

Written by Ion Creangă, The Old Woman’s Daughter and the Old Man’s Daughter is still one of the most appreciated tales for children and parents alike. The road to Saint Sunday and the encounters with fantastic creatures like the Dog, the Pear Tree, the Well and the Oven are illustrated scene by scene in the play with the same title, directed by Angelica Pamfilie. By respecting the original storyline, the show takes children and adults on a wonderful journey of discovery about altruism and humility, about good and evil.

The play is featured in Studio Puck, a project which includes a series of theatrical productions designated for unconventional spaces (kindergartens, schools, clubs) and which encourages a different kind of collaboration between the artists of the Puck Puppet Theatre.

Author: Ion Creangă

Director: Angelica Pamfilie

Scenography: Andra Ștefan

Sculptures: Florin Marin

Paintings: Elena Ilaș

Music: Ionuț Constantinescu

Cast: Frunzina Anghel, Ramona Atănăsoaie, Adina Ungur, Angelica Pamfilie

 Premiere: 21.03.2017

Duration: 45 min.

Recommended age: 4+

 

 

Little Red Riding Hood and the Hungry Wolf (RO)

A storyteller-puppeteer accompanies a little girl with a red bonnet (hence the name: Little Red Riding Hood) in her adventures. The story also includes her grandma who lives in a cottage in the middle of the forest, and has gotten ill. So the granddaughter takes her a basket filled with goodies to help her get better, but her journey through the woods is full of perils.

In this new version of the story, the emphasis is put on the interactions with the little spectators, in order to stimulate their imagination, creativity and appetite for play. The concept is an interactive performance-workshop, with an actor who brings all characters to life. The narrative follows the storyline, but, occasionally the dialogues are replaced with music. The entire adventure is full of surprises, from the beginning of Little Red Riding Hood’s journey till the end.

Author: Brothers Grimm
Adaptation, director and interpreter: Ion Iurcu

Premiere: 5.11.2017
Duration: 50 min.
Recommended age: 3+

 

STREET OF ANGELS (NONVERBAL)

The nonverbal show entitled Street of Angels, created and directed by Decebal Marin, speaks about the bond between our world and that of angels. The poetic language specific to the marionette show intercepts everyday life features which, with the intervention of angels, awaken kindness in people’s souls, also raising awareness to the beauty of our surroundings. Being the first show of its kind, it puts special emphasis on emotional intelligence by attempting to reconstruct the bridges which connect the rationality of grown-ups with the purity and innocence of children.

“This performance is not about learning something, but it is rather a delicate and sensible awakening which is scenically transfigured into a specific note. We aim to touch the soul of those who are open towards a deeper understanding.” (Decebal Marin)

Script and director: Decebal Marin

Scenography: Decebal Marin

Music: Traian Păcurar

Characters: Ioan Bătăiosu, Decebal Marin

Paintings: Elena Ilaș

Sculptures: Florin Marin

Cast: Andreea Bolovan, Ștefan Craiu, Robert Gutunoiu, Andra Ștefan

 Premiere: 13.01.2016

Duration: 50 min.
Recommended age: 5+

A JOURNEY THROUGH THE REALM OF STORIES (RO)

Puck Puppet Theatre reveals its world of magic through a show full of surprises. „ A journey through the realm of stories” offers the audience an opportunity—to meet with the most loved characters from the Puck Puppet Theatre’s repertoire: Puck the elf, the Little Goat from the „Goat and the Three Kidlings” and the Old Woman’s Daughter from „The Old Woman’s Daughter and the Old Man’s Daughter”. Through its interactive moments, the theatre’s world connects with its audience, and the children are engaged in a dialogue about stories.

With intensity, music and dance, the moments of the show create favorable circumstances for the audience to create a connection in three dimensions: the puppets, the actors and the clowns. This comes along with trying to communicate the essence of a theatre dedicated to children. ,, The key to every little thing is the play and the truthfulness of it”, said the director of the show.