This Friday, November 30 2012 at 8 pm we are proud to invite you
to a unique performance
by one of the most renowned world puppeteers NEVILLE TRANTER,
and STUFFED PUPPET THEATRE,
PUNCH AND JUDY IN AFGHANISTAN,
which is as a conclusion of 4 day workshop hosted by Mini teater as leader and coordinator of grand international project
Puppet Nomad Academy III.
“Punch & Judy in Afghanistan” tells the story of Nigel, a puppeteer, who has come to Afghanistan to entertain the allied troops. His assistant, Emile, has gone missing. Nigel's search for his assistant brings him to Tora Bora, where he meets Punch Bin Laden. Nigel finds himself in extreme danger and finds out what has happened to Emile. Besides the naive Nigel we meet a heartless television reporter, who is only interested in scoops, and a nervous UN-soldier, who is clearly not adapted to the harshness of Afghanistan. The camel keeper, makes money, by renting his camel to westerners. But there is anger smouldering in him against the foreigners. Death, in the shape of a djinn (a spirit), assures Nigel that he will get to know him soon. Punch Bin Laden and his bloodthirsty wife, Judy, amuse themselves playing cat and mouse with Nigel. But Nigel will escape and can tell the Americans where to find Bin Laden!
Neville Tranter, with his Stuffed Puppet Theatre, goes back to the roots of traditional puppetry, using a booth. He wants to preserve the fun and directness of traditional puppet theatre, while exploring a more profound theme: what happens when naivité and cynicism meet?
Concept, puppets and text: Neville Tranter
Special thanks to Tim Velraeds
Production: Stuffed Puppet Theatre
Duration: 60 minutes
Puppet performance for adults, students and pupils awaits you
This Friday, November 30 2012 at 8 pm!
Welcome to Mini teater at Križevniška street 1
Where we have especially for you prepared tickets at a lower price of 10 €.
Do not miss the incredible opportunity!
For reservations please contact 041 314 414 , ticked for lower price can also be assured via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to your company!
Neville Tranter workshops and the guest appearance of the Punch and Judy in Afghanistan performance will be carried out in terms of the international European project Puppet Nomad Academy 3, which is coordinated by Mini teater, co-financed by the European commission, program Culture (2007-2013). This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.