Mission X

Mission X, foto: Urška Boljkovac
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

Director: Jiří Havelka
Author: Jiří Havelka, Marek Zákostelecký, Tomsa Legierski
Visual design: Marek Zákostelecký
Assistant Director and Stage Movement: Tomsa Legierski
Music: Milko Lazar
Lighting Design: Jiří Havelka
Cast: Martina Maurič Lazar, Gašper Malnar, Iztok Lužar
Head of performance and sound designer, Video: Luka Bernetič
Lighting technician: Matej Vidic
Set Technicians: Tomo Hvastja, Uroš Šeme
Puppets, props and costumes: Zoran Srdić, Žiga Lebar, Iztok Bobić, Sandra Birjukov, Marjeta Valjavec, Polona Černe, Mateja Šušteršič, Roman Marek
Set: Mile Pavlović
Producer: Ana Rokvić Pinterič