The Devil Take You!

The play, performed as “theatre within theatre”, was inspired by the seven deadly sins (Greed, Sloth, Gluttony, Lust, Envy, Wrath and Pride), the legend of Faust, and, in spirit, Fellini’s film La Strada. It is a montage of seven witty, entertaining morality plays, each produced in either dramatic form or in song. It is also a recital by two of the Alfa theatre’s distinctive actors – Milena Jelínková and Petr Borovský, who create not only the characters of Kumpano and Elfrida, but also (with the help of all kinds of puppets) myriad characters within the various stories.

About the company

Divadlo Alfa in Pilsen was founded in 1966 and targets young (at heart) audiences of every age. The current artistic team prefers the comedy concept of stage work, in which a puppet is still taken as a dominant and extraordinarily attractive stage phenomenon. The theatre shows address a large variety of audiences, ranging from pre-schoolers, to youth, to adults. In recent years, the number of tours abroad has significantly increased (e.g. Europe, Japan and the USA).

Genre

puppets

Theatre/company

Alfa Theatre / Divadlo Alfa

Czech title

Čert tě vem

Names of authors

Tomáš Dvořák

Length of the performance

60 minutes

Number of travelling persons

6

Language

Czech , English

Audience

Children

Scale of venue

small

Contact person

Tomáš Kilbergr

E-mail

tomas.kilbergr@divadloalfa.cz

Web

www.divadloalfa.cz