Once upon a time there was a prince, called Viktor. His mother, the queen, liked his younger brother Jaromir much more. And she talked her husband, the king, into making Jaromir his heir over Viktor.
Viktor has become – obviously – very angry. So he went straight into the world. And this the moment when the classic fairy tale by Božena Němcová has already started. Where does a young man, leaving his home, go? What is he asked for? Does he have to prove something? To somebody? To himself? Should he plant a tree and build a house, or would it be better if he saved a couple of princesses before? Will someone tell Viktor what to do? Right! His faithful horse Spotty. He speaks as he can, in the human language. And why not? It is a fairy tale. And this horse is not just an ordinary horse.
So be careful, we are approaching an unknown kingdom, where three beautiful princesses live and a dragon wants to eat all of them. And our prince, following the advice of his wise horse, enters the castle as a gardener. In addition, he pretends to be able to say nothing but a few incomprehensible sounds. The sounds that gave him his new name: BA-JA-JA. .
The director and author of the production (and an excellent actress too) Markéta Sýkorová has created many titles (the latest is A Magic Fish Bone). She has prepared now a production based on a classic fairy tale by Božena Němcová. Together with the artist Tereza Vašíčková she has chosen means of drama combined with puppet scenes where she is working mainly with not very used technology today called “javajek”, rod puppets controlled from below.
Author of Photos: Josef Ptáček