About the performance
A story of three little pigs and one hungry wolf, a story of fear and wise decisions, of laziness and persistence, and about the triumph of good over evil.
This popular classical story about the three little pigs, their quarrels about the building material for their houses and their confrontation with the wolf, served as the basic material for various adaptations all over the world. Pavel Polak, one of the most popular Czech puppet directors acknowledged all over Europe, accepted our invitation to adapt the text for our youngest spectators. In his previous work for Mini teater - the puppet performance Tom-Thumb - he succeeded in establishing a unique personal approach to the puppet and the actor. Pavel Polak is a minimalist director who succeeds in creating the magic beauty of a fairy tale using simple theatrical means, and then conveying this magic to the children.
The visual design of the performance, made by the Czech plastic-art, film and puppet artist Jaroslav Milfajt, represents a mixture of the well known Czech tradition in puppet design and modern visuality. The playfulness of the performance is complemanted by songs and an aboundance of witty remarks.
Pavel Polak belongs to the most prominent Czech directors of the present time. He was born in 1942. He graduated at the DAMU, the Academy of Performing Arts, as director and dramaturgist of puppet theatre. From 1965 to 1994, he worked as an actor, dramaturgist and director at the Liberec puppet theatre. He directed over 100 performances for children within the Czech Republic, 2 performances in Germany, and 4 in Austria. In Slovenia, he has mainly worked with the Maribor Puppet Theatre (When Mr. Star Comes; The Pretty Polona and the Waterman; Concerto Grosso; Snowhite; Cinderella; Butalci; The Circus Is Coming; Fairy Tales, Where Are You?; Sunny, Where Are You?; The Story about Light; 3 Stories about the Rabbit; The Charmed Princess), and Mini teater (The Dwarf; Three Little Pigs).
LENT / Maribor, Slovenia 2004; 8th Summer Festival of Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia, 2004; Festival Radosti / Brno, Czech Republic, 2004