Reference Production 2016

Frankenstein

The mute horror of the Small Theatre, Frankenstein, is staged for audiences aged 13+, and combines the approaches of all four ensembles, co-existing under the roof of the South Bohemian Theatre – drama, opera, ballet ensembles and puppet theatre. The story of the insane scientist Victor Frankenstein is regarded to be the first work of science fiction, which was written almost 200 years ago. Developed by the director duo, the monster in the central role appears as a life-size puppet, which the stage designer Jan Brejcha spent over a year creating.

On stage, the monster is animated by a group of four actors, who underwent, before the rehearsals started, a two-week workshop, in which they learned how to work with the puppet. Apart from the puppets, a female organist, a four-member opera choir, the young ballet dancer Katerina Varon, and Vjaceslav Zubkov as doctor Frankenstein, appear on stage. Jan Ctvrník is in charge of the music.
The audience will hear the harmonium, a four-member opera choir, as well as an electronic adaptation of music by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Filmakeři (Filmmakers)

The Filmakers, a production by Small Theater, is designed for audiences from the age of 13+. It gives them a tour through the world of film and film technologies. A tiny, but perfectly equipped film studio is created on stage to show spectators everything that a big movie screen can do. Is it possible to create a high-budget film without cameras and post-production technologies?

The Filmmakers was created as a collective improvisation without a script based on a concept and idea. Each member of the actors’ team is a co-author of the whole production.
You will see a short, single story on stage. But you will see it six times as it transforms in film history. Starting with silent movies over to Alfred Hitchcock’s horrors, western movies in sepia, misery of war, sitcom couch, and all the way to space sci-fi.

In our film-theatre lab you will look under the hood of where all big movies in the world were created. One musician operates the sound design of the whole film history of the world, five actors perform in dozens of roles, 40 costumes with more than a hundred sets and props are used in front of a 2 meter film screen and all completely in 3D!

Cast Denisa Posekaná, Lucie Škodová, Bartolomej Veselý, Jan Hönig, Jan Vejražka, Petr Hubík

Director Janek Lesák
Set / Costumes Kamil Belohlávek, Music Petr Hubík, Jan Ctvrtník, Animations Tomsa Legierski Dramaturgy Petr Hašek