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Freaks 15+

Rok Vilčnik based on motifs from the movie Freaks directed by Tod Browning in 1932

Perfection as a virtue always was admired, but when grace is spoilt, the times are dire.

This puppet musical stars a circus caravan of beautiful, gifted circus virtuosos, and ghastly freaks living side by side on permanent exhibit to the audience's indignation and delight alike. The dwarfish Hans falls in love with the beautiful Kleopatra; as she feigns loving him back, he breaks up with his faithful fiancée, the equally dwarfish Frida. Despite fighting back, she finds herself no match for the tall beauty. At their sham wedding, Hans's deformed colleagues discover the true reason behind Kleopatra's affection and decide to take revenge, to the tune of "as freaks we're each unique, there's no one who's beyond critique, and if we are not what you seek, get the hell lost from our creek". The final settlement is less than comforting – is reaching ethical equilibrium through revanchist violence acceptable?


Freaks <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Freaks <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Freaks <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Freaks <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Freaks <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Freaks <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Freaks <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Freaks <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Freaks <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Freaks <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Freaks <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Freaks <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Freaks <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>

Crew and cast

Director - Bojan Labović

Džimi Skeleton, Džoni Polovička, Freaks - Maksimilijan Dajčman
Jožefina-Jožef, Frida, Rozi-Roza - Barbara Jamšek 
Hans, Petruška, Roza-Rozi, Woman with beard - Metka Jurc 
Kleopatra, Fani Brezrok, Ko ko, Freaks - Nataša Keser, k. g.
Herkules, Prince Radžan - Anže Zevnik 

Premiere — 18. September 2014

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