The white doe

The production is based on an original Czech folk tale about a girl who cannot be exposed to daily light until her 16th birthday. The theme touches upon the archetypal motifs of innocence, hunt, or light and darkness. It is an original allegory about the circle of human life, initiation, the clash and magnetism of male and female principle. The centre of action is a forest spring where the whole story is reflected; it is also a source of ubiquitous live music on stage. The score contains original versions of musical verse of a renowned Czech poet Jan Skácel, which highlight the lyrical yet topical quality of the production.  

“Lyrical tones of strong, almost Janáček-like melodies underpin the musicality of the story. It cannot be ignored that the musical version of Jana Skácel’s verses have never sounded so naturally.” Petr Mareček, MF DNES

From the biological perspective the white doe is an example of albinism. Albinos pay a high price for their exclusivity. On the other hand, they are attributed with exceptional, sometimes even mystical qualities.

About the company

The Drak Theatre performs its play for the whole family, so all generations of theatre-goers, from infants up to their grandparents, can meet in the auditorium. For more than fifty years of its existence, the Drak Theatre has earned an exceptional reputation both in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Genre

puppets

Theatre/company

Divadlo Drak Hradec Králové / Drak Theatre Hradec Králové

Czech title

O bílé lani

Names of authors

Tomáš Jarkovský, Jakub Vašíček, Jiří Vyšohlíd

Name of director or choreographer

Jakub Vašíček

Length of the performance

55 minutes

Number of travelling persons

17

Awards and special mentions

Award of the Skupa’s Pilsen Festival – 2016 (music)

Language

Czech

Audience

Children

Scale of venue

middle

Contact person

MgA. Dominika Špalková Divadlo Drak, Hradební 632, Hradec Králové, CZ 500 03, +420 604 193 540

E-mail

info@draktheatre.cz

Web

www.draktheatre.cz