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Clowns' Houses

Dezember 1st | 8:30 pm


Concept: Merlin Puppet Theater

Direction: Dimitris Stamou

Puppets and costumes: Dimitris Stamou, Demy Papada
Puppet Manipulation: Demy Papada, Dimitris Stamou
Scenery: Merlin Puppet Theatre

Original Music: Achilles Charmpilas

Light Design: Merlin Puppet Theatre

Narration: Chris Androvitsaneas
In English language
„Blind are those houses, paper-thin Old shadows hid therein,

With sly and crazy movements creep Like marionettes, and weep...“ 
Edith Sitwell „Clown Houses“ 1918
One building, five apartments and six main characters. Comical-tragical personalities, leading a miserable life which they aren’t afraid to lose but they are afraid to live.
Merlin’ doesn’t attempt to do existential analysis through their work. They are dramatising the modern way of living in its current form and they ballance between the dark comedy and tragedy. Through the dark rooms of "Clowns' Houses" the loneliness of the modern man is displayed; prison-like houses, people trapped into their routines and habits, distant from their dreams.
Already on tour around the world since 2012 , 4 times awarded "Clowns' Houses" is a visual performance for adults (+15). 
In “Clowns' Houses” you will find a combination of different puppetry techniques such as marionettes, top table puppets, object and shadow theatre.