One Hour More or Gathering in the Woods

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A journey from a town to the depths of dark night woods. A puppet comedy for the 100th anniversary of the tramping in Bohemia
13. 10. 2018
Running time: 
45 minutes
Věková kategorie: 
13. 10. 2018
Directed by: 
Tomáš Dvořák
Set design: 
Ivan Nesveda

Twice a year the clock is changed. In spring one hour forward, and to make it even, one autumn night all the clocks shift one hour back. Thanks to that, an October Saturday night is one hour longer. And during this mysterious "extra hour" the original production created by Vít Peřina culminates (in the Naive Theatre About Budulinek, The Mosquitos Got Married etc.)

The main heroes are siblings Maruška and Honzík, who live only with their father somewhere in a block of flats at the outskirts of a big city. Once, their father decides to take his children at night to the forest where he spent his childhood with his father - a camper. He takes them to an old camp, hidden in an abandoned quarry, deep in the woods. He does not know that there is a meeting going on, called a potluck. And so he introduces to his children a number of old friends of strange looks and even more strange names: Beaver, Radio, Grey Wolf or Duck ...

And because the campers “are closing the forest” and are preparing it for the coming winter, they all stay awake until that magical moment when time shifts back for an hour. At that moment, things, which the children or the campers have never dreamt of before, are about to happen ...

The puppet comedy has prepared a team lead by Plzeň director Tomáš Dvořák who has made a lot of successful productions for the Naive Theatre (Alibaba and Forty Thieves, A Swan Lake, The Mosquitos Got Married).

The production has been created for the 100th anniversary of the Czech tramping and it can be also a contribution of the Naive Theatre to the debate of the benefits or harmfulness of the time changes.

Technical requirements:

Stage: width 6 m of portal, 11 m behind portal
depth 3 m before portal, 5 m behind portal
height 4 m
drilling into the floor
Input power: 380/220 V, protection 16/32 A

Author of Photos: Josef Ptáček


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