The Moon takes his Socks off at Night

by Kristine Stahl | first release | puppets 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.
A Story about the fear of darkness
 
Daddy, I can’t get to sleep! is the cry coming constantly from the child’s bedroom. However, Daddy has already read two stories, sung four songs and shaken the bed covers three times. Sooner or later that must be enough! The door is closed und the lights are out! But who wants to be alone in the dark, alone with shadows on the wall, alone with all those sock-monsters, that suddenly come alive? But, isn’t it good that we’ve got a moon, that knows how to handle darkness and has lots of stories to tell.
 
The realization of this production is supported by the Sparkassenstiftung Erfurt.

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.
In his unfinished last novel “Pictures Of Your True Love” Wolfgang Herrndorf tells the story of Isa, an outsider who roams the country. Her experiences with people are mysterious and dark. She meets real people and those who exist only in her head. Two of them are from another novel by Herrndorf, Maik and Tschick, whom she meets at a rubbish dump and who are travelling through a very strange Germany in a stolen car. With Isa we experience a journey, as if we were in a feverish dream, full of strength and anger, but also full of poetry and love, which this headstrong girl carries within her.

Pinocchio

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.