A Quest for Fire

… and the first spark flew…
10. 9. 2021
Running time: 
45 minutes
Věková kategorie: 
10. 9. 2021
Directed by: 
Tomáš Dvořák
Set design: 
Petr Kavan, Galina Kavanová, Kamil Bělohlávek
Vratislav Šrámek

The original puppet comedy by playwright Vít Peřina, directed by the renowned Pilsen puppeteer Tomáš Dvořák (e.g. Alibaba and Forty Thieves in the Naive Theatre Liberec - NDL, Mosquitoes Got Married etc.) takes place in prehistory, but it was inspired by the classic Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet.

Two hostile tribes have been fighting each other since time immemorial and cannot stop their rivalry. Their warriors fight over the mammoth pit, the mammoth meat and, above all, the fire on which they could roast the mammoth meat. Only two young members of the tribes, the girl Cat from the Amulet tribe and the young Huban from the Talisman tribe, do not intend to continue the inertial mutual animosity of their ancestors. Thanks to their love, the word fire gets a completely new symbolism, and it is their bond that will eventually reconcile the two hostile tribes.

In the production with music by Vratislav Šrámek, a complete acting ensemble plays with more than two dozen puppets of various sizes. Their creators are a distinctive carver and sculptor Petr Kavan with his wife Galina Kavanová (puppet costumes). The author of the scene is the head of the NDL team, Kamil Bělohlávek.


Technical requirements:

Stage: width 6 m, depth 5 m, height 4 m

Input power: 380/220 V, Protection: 16/32 A

Photos: Bohdan Holomíček

Poster for download: 
Image icon plakat-006_1.jpg (6.07 MB)