Based on “A Small Town in the Tobacco Box” by Vladimir Odojevskij
Performance for children / Small hall
Scriptwriter – Nijolė INDRIŪNAITĖ
Director and designer – Julija SKURATOVA
Composer – Irmantas JANKAITIS
Director-pedagogue – Rimas DRIEŽIS
Performers: Almira GRYBAUSKAITĖ, Irmantas JANKAITIS, Deivis SARAPINAS
Duration: 40 min.
Premiere – 8 January, 2005
Attention: online preview is available throughout January!
Surely the parents are very busy: Mother is chained to the sewing-machine and Father to his typewriter. A small Boy riding a bicycle is longing for warmth and attention. Cheerless and miserable atmosphere prevails at home. What has happened? Why can’t parents understand each other? Can it be due to the fact that the musical box, which used to play in Father’s and Mother’s youth, when they still loved each other, and everything was much better and brighter, has fallen silent? Having left his always busy and quarrelling parents, the boy goes on his bike along the labyrinths of the musical box willing to find out where the blame lies for this deplorable situation. On his way, he meets the bells that cannot ring without hammers, the hammers that cannot make a rhythmical beat without a somewhere lost roller and finally the roller that cannot revolve without a spring that is corroded by rust. The Boy gets all, so needed by each other, reconciled. The old tune is sounding again. Warmth and peace fill the house, and love and joy come back again.
Stage designer Julija Skuratova creates a spellbinding little world breathing with nostalgia of the past by resorting to old, time- and hand-polished articles. This is a tiny world, where every little screw or spring has its own history and character. In the very eyes of the spectator, ancient cases are transformed into the characters of the future story.
2005 - Grand Prix, Cluj-Napoca, International puppet theatre festival (Romania)
2006 - Grand Prix, International puppet theatre festival “Moscow Holydays” (Russia)
2006 - Grand Prix, Uzhgorod International Festival for Children “Interlyalka” (Ukraina)