The Moon takes his Socks off at Night
by Kristine Stahl | first release | puppet theatre for 3 year olds and older
Director, stage design and costumes: Kristine Stahl
Assistant designer: Nadine Wottke
Puppets: Kathrin Sellin
Cast: Kathrin Blüchert, Tomas Mielentz
Premiere: 19 September, 2020, at 3 p.m.
Four Tales of Heaven and Earth
Legends and tales from France, Greenland, Russia and North America | first release | puppet theatre for 5 year olds and older
A Stone Soup by the French writer Anaïs Vaugelade - translated into German by Tobias Scheffel
The Bone Woman based an Inuit fairy tale
The Slender Birch Tree based on a Russian fairy tale
The Golden Cranes based on a Native American legend
Director: Martin Vogel
Set design, puppets und costumes: Nadine Wottke
Music and sound: Andres Böhmer
Cast: Kathrin Blüchert, Paul Günther, Tomas Mielentz, Maurice Voß
Premiere: 10 October 2020, at 3 p.m.
Four stories. Four puppeteers. Four tales
from the four cardinal points tell us about happenings between heaven and earth. About an old man, who is given firewood and gold by a slender birch tree; about cranes, who yearn for a journey to the far south; about a young fisherman, who finds a skeleton in the cold Arctic Ocean and about a stone, which provides the animals with a sociable evening. Four mini-plays about stones and bones, about feathers and wood. They are about people and animals, about freedom and greed, but above all, about the wonderful power of love and community.
The Day Grandma broke the Internet
by Marc-Uwe Kling | puppet theatre for 6 year olds and older
director and stage design: Matthias Thieme
puppets: Kathrin Sellin
puppeteer costumes: Mila van Daag
premiere: 27 November 2020, at 7:30 p.m.
What happens in a family when the world-wide-web doesn’t work?
It’s the school holidays. Mum and dad have to work and grandma and grandpa are looking after Tiffany and her older brother and sister. Then it happens! The internet breaks down. All over the world! It was grandma, who broke it. By accident of course! She sat at the computer and went click-click a few times. What now? What do you do when there is no internet? No music and films to stream? No apps and satnav? No contact to the outside world? However in the attic there is grandpa’s old transistor radio and father’s guitar, and so the family can enjoy something together even without the internet!
The realization of this production is supported by the Sparkassenstiftung Erfurt.
Pictures Of Your True Love
based on the unfinished novel by Wolfgang Herrndorf
puppet theatre for 14 year olds and older
director: Christian Georg Fuchs
stage design and puppets: Florian Schmigalle
premiere: 19 February 2021, at 7:30 p.m.
based on Carlo Collodi | adapted for the stage by Frank Alexander Engel
puppet theatre for 8 year olds and older
director: Frank Alexander Engel
stage design, costumes and puppets: Kerstin Schmidt and Frank Alexander Engel
premiere: 16 April 2021, at 7:30 p.m.
The adventures of the famous wooden puppet in the conflict between duty and disposition
The woodcarver Gepetto creates a puppet from a piece of wood – it is to be his son Pinocchio. However Pinocchio does not stay at home with his father, but runs away. Disregarding all warnings and full of curiosity and hunger for life, he hurls himself at the temptations of the wide world. For isn’t it much more exciting to go to the puppet theatre, than to sit around at school? Without knowing the world, Pinocchio becomes a plaything between good and evil. He falls for false promises and becomes entangled in tall tales. After his many adventures, will he finally succeed in becoming a real boy?
Pretty Lola, Pleasant Liesel
based on the book by Heinrich Thies | adapted for the stage by Kristine Stahl and Susanne Koschig
puppet theatre for 16 year olds and older
director and stage design: Kristine Stahl
puppets: Kathrin Sellin
premiere: 11 June 2021, at 7:30 p.m.
The story of two very different sisters
At the beginning of May 1945 an American soldier arrives in Germany with the allied troops. She is returning to her homeland, which she had left fifteen years earlier and since then has never set foot in again. The famous Hollywood actress Marlene Dietrich is looking for her sister Liesel. The trail leads to the cinema of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Two very different sisters, two paths in life that separate and cross again and are linked by film in a very special way.