Kuuma Ankanpoikanen: Ariadne – a Mess

17.-31.3.2023, Turku 21.–22.4.2023, Helsinki I
Villaisen naurettava nukketeatterisoolo aikuisille!

Nukketeatteri Kuuman Ankanpoikasen eli tässä tapauksessa Merja Pöyhösen nukketeatterisoolo yhteenkutoo Antiikin Ariadne-myyttiä, villalankaan hiljentyneitä suomalaisia sekä menneitä rakkaussotkuja.

It’s not easy to be a Finn. The one without a decent history or self-esteem who looks like a potato. The one who can’t open their mouth and is better with moose than with people. I would change all my great genetic nature-relationships for even a little bit of Mediterranean cultural heritage and social skills.  And I would sacrifice all that is or has ever been mine, if somebody like that, not like me, loved me back.

Ariadne – the Mess is a multi-emotional tragicomedy and a one woman puppetry show made out of identity questions,  ugly woven puppets with very big eyes and hearts and the antique myth of Ariadne (you know, the one with the ball of yarn, and the labyrinth, and the Minotaur…). The surrealistic text weaves together the stories from Minoan culture to Finnish quasi folklore and as a result we end up in the  labyrinth of roots and loves and overwhelming silences. This show is also its creator Merja Pöyhönens’ personal quest to learn ventriloquism and speak with as many voices as possible. 

This long-awaited  premiere is about the thirtieth attempt of the trailblazer new-wave puppetry collective Kuuma Ankanpoikanen (Dirty Duckling) to make a perfect show in the magnificent field of puppetry art. 

“And then it’s emptiness. It’s the moment I have been dreaming about, but never believed it would actually come. The horizon doesn’t change even when I close my eyes as tight as a bottle before opening them again. Again. And again. Nothing appears. He is not here.”

Kuva: Jesper Dolgov


10.2. 18:30 Work in Progress -esitys Vakiopaine
11.2. 18:00 Work in Progress -esitys Vakiopaine
Kauppakatu 6, Jyväskylä
Liput: Holvi

17.3. Ensi-ilta
muut esitykset
18.-31.3.2023 Tehdas Teatteri
Itäinen Rantakatu 64, Turku

21.4. klo 19:30
22.4. klo 18:00
Solmu, Cirko – uuden sirkuksen keskus. Kaasutehtaankatu 1, Suvilahti, Helsinki
Osana Oh My Puppets! -minifestivaalia
Liput 25€ / 15€ Holvista sekä 30 min ennen esityksen alkua ovelta Cirkosta.

Ikäsuositus: 14 +
Kesto: 1h, ei väliaikaa
kieli: englanti

Concept, script, performing: Merja Pöyhönen
Puppets: Merja Pöyhönen, Eve Mäkitalo, Hanne Lammi, Helena Markku
Light design: Essi Santala
Sound dramaturgy: Antti-Juhani Manninen, Merja Pöyhönen
Assistant of everything: Eve Mäkitalo

Produced by: Kuuma Ankanpoikanen

Kreetan prinsessa Ariadne ei voi lähteä vaikka haluaisi. Perjantaina hänellä on ensi-ilta. Kuva: Jesper Dolgov

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