theatre - puppets
[Due to technical problems, there will be no english subtitles on saturday 10.03]
Everyone always thinks that Frankenstein was the monster spawned by the outlandish imagination of Mary Shelley, but this is not the case.
Victor Frankenstein is the name of the mad scientist who, alone in his laboratory, collected assorted fragments of skeletons and corpses in order to assemble them, bring them back to life and thereby create a new manmade, composite creature.
German director, Jan Christoph Gockel, currently in residence at the Staatstheater Mainz, and Michael Pietsch, his long-standing stage collaborator, a puppet maker and puppeteer, have imagined the stage as a laboratory, in which a different type of giant monster is made from recycled objects, each of which has a life story shared with the people to whom it once
The first piece used by this strange and playful mechanic: the gold watch inherited from a centenarian grandmother; but what should it become: an eye? A gold tooth?