“Using two-dimensional puppets, Roberto Frabetti magically transforms a simple story into one that teaches children about fear and that it is alright to be afraid.”
ACT 3 International
La Baracca – Testoni Ragazzi
For 1 to 3 years
May 29 to June 3, 2018
Asian Civilisations Museum, Auditorium
Running Time: 40 minutes
Crikecrak, a nut cracks. Crikecrak, a branch in the woods breaks… This story is about nuts, woods, and two adorable bears – Piccololorso and his baby sister. It’s Mammalorsa’s and Babbolorso’s birthday and the siblings want to bake them a cake.
“Where can we find the nuts and chestnuts for the cake?” asks Piccolalorsa.
“In the woods!”
“But I am afraid to go into the woods, it’s so dark!”
“We’ll go together! And don’t worry, everybody’s afraid of something…”
So, nuts and chestnuts are replaced by the true protagonist of the story: fear. The woods are frightening, darkness is frightening, even the foreign animals are frightening. Entering the woods, the youngsters must learn to overcome their fears and face up to them with courage.
Who is La Baracca – Testoni Ragazzi?
Founded in 1976, La Baracca has spent the last 40 years working in the field of theatre for children and early years.
The company’s productions are addressed exclusively to children and young people, and they are centred on actors theatre and on an original theatrical style. Over the years, they have developed a poetics aimed at generating amazement, trying to pursue simplicity intended as essentiality, always paying special attention to the relationship with the audience.
To date, La Baracca has produced over 245 shows for children and young people, with more than 12,900 performances.
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