Small clouds of smoke rise from the chimney as an old steamer chugs along. Children are playing in the yard listening to Grandpa talk about his travels to the ends of the Earth. In the end, what drives us forward, all the way to space? And what is the deepest essence and purpose of gadgets? It must have something to do with the desire to find your way to another person and playful curiosity.
This gentle show will have its premiere at the festival where it opens the autumn season 2022 of Teatteri Mukamas!
The organiser of this festival, Teatteri Mukamas, is a professional puppet theatre from Tampere, founded in 1979. Their grand repertoire consists of plays for children and adults and they perform about 250 shows for a total amount of about 25 000 spectators a year. Teatteri Mukamas’ home stage is in the idyllic milieu of Pispala, but they also tour in day-care centres, schools, libraries, festivals and all kinds of events all over Finland. International artistic co-operation is also a vital part of the theatre’s activities. Over the years, they have had guest directors from the Czech Republic, Sweden, France, and Russia. Teatteri Mukamas has also performed by invitation at festivals in Europe and Asia. Teatteri Mukamas has organised the biannual MUKAMAS Festival since 1999.