Mission X takes its viewers to space. The astronaut finds himself on an unknown planet with an unknown mission. His spacecraft, which provides him with oxygen, leaves the planet without him, and soon his mission becomes a fight for survival. Finally plants sprout out on the barren planet – from the seeds that have grown out of his chest. This puppet performance, conceived in the table puppets technique, uses no words, but rather addresses its viewers with powerful images, metaphors and music.
Mission X, produced by the Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana, was
directed by our guest director Jirí Havelka – one of the most prominent young Czech
directors. He has thrilled the audience at the LUTKE 2014 Festival with his
performance Last Trick by Georges Méliès. When creating his performances, he seems to be in a
constant pursue of a new role of theatre in the age of virtual media; which he
mostly discovers in the power of imagination, or rather in the creative and
metaphorical ability of his audiences.
PREMIERE: March 2016, Grand Stage