Carlo Collodi / Matteo Spiazzi / 40 min
The story of Pinocchio is an incredible adventure that has been a source of excitement for many generations and is still alive today. Pinocchio is a metaphor for how mistakes can also shape man.
Mistakes aren't necessarily something bad; they are often the only way to teach us how to better understand and change our lives. As Italian writer Gianni Rodari once said, "Mistakes are necessary, beneficial as bread, and often beautiful, just look at the Tower of Pisa."
Centuries ago there lived ... "A king!" my little readers will say immediately. No, children, you are mistaken. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood." That's how Collodi's novel begins.
And with a mistake and a piece of wood, begins also our play. The puppeteer's toolbox, old puppets, and the ones that were just designed become our stage and our characters. The story reveals completely new meanings.
Some of the puppets in the play are the work of Anton Jezovšek (1905-1992), a renowned Maribor puppet designer, and are part of the collection of the Maribor Puppet Theatre. They have spoken – while waiting on shelves to be restored. We are convinced that their new life suits them, Anton Jezovšek created them to socialize with the actors and the stage.
Crew and cast
Director and visual designer Matteo Spiazzi
Actor Miha Bezeljak
Speech advisor Metka Damjan
Costume designer Mojca Bernjak
Puppet and set designer Primož Mihevc
Puppets painted by Darka Erdelji
Lighting technician Miljenko Knezoci
Premiere — 19. September 2019