The following plays
will be enacted for the festival.
July 11, Tuesday - 6.00 pmBaavo Aavyo Baavo
Duration: 70 min
Age Group: 6 to 8 years
Written and Directed by Surendranath
The play focuses on the ability of a child to communicate and bond with another, regardless of all the barriers created by the 'adults'. It is all about unconditional friendship, sibling love and rivalry, parent-child relationship, told in a humorous way. It also demystifies the myth of baavo, or the bogeyman. The play is about them, the children, and their world. Their fantasies and their ambitions. Their doubts and anxieties. It is all about Chicoo and Munni, children of a single middle-class mother, a teacher by profession and their friendship with Dhamo, a boy from a different background. The bond between the children develops so much that Chicoo and Munni even let Dhamo into their space, their room as their dearest friend.
July 12, Wednesday - 6.00 pmThe Little Hunchback
Figuren theater, Switzerland
Directed by Silvana Gargiulo
45 Minutes / Gibberish
Age Group: 5 to 7 years.
The folk song about the little hunchback tells the story of a good-for-nothing who always tries to put a spanner in the works and makes sure that things just dont work. 'Clumsiness, here we come!' Short stories about our daily failures - experienced by everyone, including children - are narrated with humor.
Margrit Gysin, the puppeteer, who will tour India this July, was awarded the Swiss Theatre Award 2017. In the words of Jury member Kaa Linder, "Margrit Gysin is the grande dame of puppetry and a pioneer in the field. She has been working away at her unique artistic cosmos for almost five decades. She tells existential stories about lifes trials and tribulations, conjuring consolation from coat pockets and from between book covers."
July 13, Thursday - 6.00 pm.Small Fables
A hand shadow puppet show
Finger and Thumb, UK
Directed and performed by: Drew Colby
45 minutes / No language
Age Group: 4 to 6 years
Small Fables is a series of short, amusing and beautiful routines and small stories. A fable is an animal story which tells of the silly things people do; Small Fables is full of animals and people doing silly things that will have you laughing out loud; the fleet footed camel and the mischievous dog with his long tongue; the boy who cries wolf once too often; the singing rabbit who gets comically interrupted, all performed with shadows created by just two hands.
July 14, Friday - 6.00 pm3 Times King
Theater Gruene Sosse, Germany
Directed by: Katya Averkova
60 Minutes / No language
Age Group: 6 to 8 years.
Being a king is not only a childish wish. Being a king means to be rich, to determine, to have fun, to be respected by your people and much more. Being a king means to be in charge of something too. Who knows the stress and crucifying nightmares a king has? Who knows his secret wishes and desires? The play is a surreal, poetical and musical
performance about three very different kings, torn between dream and reality.