“Wow, that’s the warmest hug I’ve had for ages!”
Assholes is a new comical and musical piece by director Antti-Juhani Manninen. It simply asks you to stop for a moment and look at a human being. A human being is awfully beautiful when laughing. As beautiful as when crying.
On the stage puppeteers and dancers Jouni Järvenpää, Jaakko Lilja and Liana Potila search clearly for something and bump around like a silly, alien organism. Assholes continues the work groups aim to reveal and utilize the smallest, most essential components of puppet theatre and of performing itself. Even as it seeks to reach and shed light on the absurd condition of our world, time and way of communicating.
Assholes is sincerely naive. It leaves all the room for the peformer - a human being that uses its body and voice - with objects, materials and puppets. It is like a light and merry state of continuous change, a sort of multidimensional gift, a soft package from a longing lover to another, from us to you.
Working group: Antti-Juhani Manninen, Jouni Järvenpää, Jaakko Lilja, Liana Potila, Hilla Väyrynen, Heini Maaranen, Jukka Herva, Hilla Väyrynen, Vici Arens, Helka Ermala & Jarkko Forsman
Tuotanto: Kuuma ankanpoikanen ja TEHDAS Teatteri
NOTE: A workshop by the Assholes workingroup on Saturday Feb 24 at 14.00, check >>>