Story of a child and a penguin
- Angelo Facchetti
- Michele Beltrami, Paola Cannizzaro
Playwriter: ANGELO FACCHETTI
Designers: FRANCESCO LEVI and ANGELO FACCHETTI
Costums: GIOVANNA ALLODI
One day a child finds a penguin in front of his door. The penguin looks very, very sad.
It probably got lost, and the child tries to understand where it comes from and what he wants: “Why is this penguin so sad”? The child decides to find a way to bring it home: so he builds a boat to face the long journey to the South Pole because, as everyone knows, penguins live in the South Pole. But what if the penguin didn’t actually want to return home?
A funny story about unknown worlds that meet, about the difficulty to communicate and
understand those who are different from us; about an ocean to sail in order to make love and friendship blossom inside us. What makes a dialogue? Are words really that important? On stage the two protagonists communicate through a non-verbal language, relating to each other through objects and situations. Through gestures that fail to be recognized, little surreal gags, constant misunderstandings - some of which huge, others seemingly insignificant -, adventures and storms, the trip will reach its end as our protagonists have grown a bit together.
A tender and surreal fairytale, full of metaphorical expressivity, but told with the innocence of those who are taking the first steps in the world. (Elia Zupelli – Bresciaoggi)
Compelling in its simplicity, essential in its scenography, with two authentic star performers on stage. (Mario Leombruno – La voce del Popolo)
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NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS
Osthafen Festival - Theatre des Lachens, Frankfurt Oder (Germany) - 2019
Sementes - Mostra internacional de artes para o pequeno publico, Almada (Portugal) - 2019
Long lake family festival, Lugano (Svizzera) - 2017
Pupi & Pini - XXII edizione, Lignano - 2016
22th International Children and Young Adults Theatre Festival,
Hamedan (Iran) - 2015
Festival "Una città per gioco", Vimercate - 2015
Mini Theatre Festival for Kids Cluj Napoca (Romania) - 2015
Izmir International Puppet Days (Turchia) - 2015
10th Little Ladies Little Gentlemen International Children's Theatre Festival -
Ankara (Turchia) - 2014
Festival internazionale "I Teatri del Mondo", Porto S. Elpidio - 2013
Ordu children Festival, Ordu (Turchia) - 2013
Noril'skie sezony v Krasnoyarske, Krasnoyarske (Russia) - 2013
VI International Festival Kon-teksty, Poznan, (Polonia) - 2013
International Theatre Festival for Children 100, 1.000, 1.000.000 stories Bucarest (Romania) - 2012
17th Bursa International Theater Festival For Children and young people, Bursa (Turchia) - 2012
Story of a Child and a Penguin has also been performed in China, France, Germany and Austria.