The Boy Who Became a Hedgehog 3+
The story of The Boy Who Became A Hedgehog would be nothing more than an ordinary story about an ordinary boy living an ordinary boyish life, if one fine day that boy had not changed into a hedgehog. Although many people might not believe it, the life of a hedgehog is anything but simple and lovely. It is difficult enough getting out of bed, not to mention crossing a street or hugging a friend. The hedgehog’s menu would not thrill any children either: only apples and pears, and on Sundays perhaps the odd worm as dessert. But this is a performance about an otherwise ordinary boy-hedgehog, who one foggy morning decides that he will never despair and that, instead of apples, he will rather look for his lucky star.
T feelings, responsibility, growing up, sincerity, truthfulness, independence, friendship, courage, family; material, creativity, actualization
From Two Extremes, Two Jewels, a review by Barbara Volčjak, Večer, 20th April 2012:
"/.../This chamber production surprises not just through its content, but through its execution as well: puppets and props emerge, in real time, in front of the audience from clay and bits of natural materials. They continuously metamorphose and thus mimic reality as well as create their very own stage life. The performance is obviously a love child of experienced, if newly-formed, teams with a clear notion of the expressive power of theatre which is following its conceptual goals./.../"
Crew and cast
Directress Margrit Gysin
Actress Elena Volpi
Artistic designer Zuzana Vítková and team
Premiere — 14. April 2012