At the Alfa Theatre, we follow Ulysses' story from the moment he constructs the fabled Trojan Horse, that famous Greek gift which causes the destruction of a great and proud city. Troy is not conquered in a fair fight but by Ulysses' stratagem. By this alone, he arouses the displeasure of the Greek gods, and with his further actions, the Ithacan king completely antagonizes them. As a punishment, he has to wander the sea for ten years and face many obstacles before he manages to get back home.
The actor, composer and occasional director of the Alfa Theatre Petr Vydarený and other actors of the Alfa Theatre who took part in the creation of the production, offer you an adventurous, fun and sometimes a little scary spectacle, full of diverse puppets, music and an engaging narrative.
Greek myths are part of general cultural knowledge. Do today's children know them? We'd like to remind them of one important story.
About the theatre:
The Alfa Theatre started its activity as a puppet theatre in 1966 and to this day it focuses on theatre work for children and adolescents. In one of its dramaturgy lines, it draws on the roots of Czech folk puppeteers developing their legacy in the context of contemporary puppet theatre, in another line, it explores alternative puppetry approaches to classical titles or original theatre. Alongside their work for the youngest ones, the theatre makers are also trying to reach out to the demanding teenage audience through European projects. Thanks to its masterly work with puppetry, Alfa is a much sought-after guest at many national and international festivals. Since 1967, the ALFA Theatre has been organising the Skupa’s Pilsen Festival.