Freaks 15+

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

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?

Gallery

Spake <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Spake <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
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Spake <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Spake <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Spake <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Spake <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Spake <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Spake <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Spake <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Spake <em>Photo: Boštjan Lah </em>
Spake <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 (guest appearance)
Herkules, Prince Radžan - Anže Zevnik 


Visual designer Tereza Venclová
Composer Gregor Stermecki
Dramaturge Rok Vilčnik
Speech advisor Simon Šerbinek
Lighting designer Enver Ibrahimagić
Sound designer Mitja Pastirk
Music producer Peter Dekleva
Musicians Peter Dekleva and Gregor Stermecki
Puppet technologists, puppet makers and costume manufacturers Primož Mihevc, Mojca Bernjak, Darka Erdelji and Milan Borovič
Set makers Lucijan Jošt and Branko Caserman
Make-up artist Mojca Bernjak


Premiere — 18. September 2014