Little Sleepy Star

Little Sleepy Star
Sleepy Star is a radio play, a picture book, a film and a puppet show. In Slovenia, this is one of those stories one cannot grow up without.
It is built around one of the most important archetypes: a star falls from the sky to evoke love in a man (the bandit), love, which brings sense to life. Ježek took this archetypal story, which talks about uniting a mother with an idea, and skilfully disguised it into a story of a sleepy star, a very strict Mr. Moon, and a heartless bandit. The story spans from the sky to the earth, among ice-cream men, circus artists and collectors. In 1972 the entire show was destroyed in a fire, but we took old plans, photos and the filmed material, and recreated the puppets -  long string marionettes. We made a new set, remade the show and brought everyone back to life, stars and bandits alike, on Earth and in the sky.

Premiere: 22.01.2009
Director: (Jože Pengov), Matjaž Loboda
Author: Frane Milčinski Ježek
Performers: Maja Kunšič, Iztok Jereb/Brane Vižintin, Nina Skrbinšek, Urška Hlebec, Polonca Kores/Sonja Kononenko, Asja Kahrimanović, Iztok Lužar, Gašper Malnar, Miha Arh
Puppet art design: Mara Kralj
Set art design: Ernest Franz
Music: Franci Ogrizek / Julijan Strajnar
Music performed by: Ljubljanski godalni kvartet – Monika Skalar, Karel Žužek, Franc Avsenek, Stane Demšar, Julijan Strajnar
Music recorded in studio: Sonolab
Musical assistance: Izidor Kozelj
Light design: Božidar Miler
Proofreader: Tatjana Stanič
Stage manager: Alojz Sedovnik / Izidor Kozelj
Set technicians: Tomislav Bevanda, Andrej Slinkar, Alojz Milošič, Iztok Vrhovnik, Danilo Korelec
Puppet heads and hands design: Jože Lašič
Puppets made by: Ivica Bilek, Iztok Bobić, Zoran Srdić, Mitja Ritmanič, Sandra Birjukov, Marjeta Valjavec, Sanela Medić
Puppet and scene painting: Iztok Bobić, Zoran Srdić
Wigs made by: Hermina Pavšin
Following the original Ernest Franz set design, copied from a film record - set design made by: Iztok Bobić, Zoran Srdić, Smrekca d.o.o., Jože Zalar ml. s.p.
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