Plastic Heroes

"Amazing Puppet Show.. Irresistible and Fierce. TT"

                                                                    Telerama, Paris

 

"Ironic, Black Humor Masterpiece. **** 4 Stars"

                                                                    Aamulehti, Tampere, Finland

"Clearly one of these little miracles, which only puppet and object theatre brings.

From a game of discreet naïveté and formal simplicity it manages to touch the nerves,

bring up emotions and thoughts in a way that is anything but naive or simple."

                                                                    Leipziger Volkzeitung, Germany

 

 

 

“War is about to begin,

now is the time to become heroes.

But the soldiers are plastic,

the battlefield a table

and home is just a distant image on a screen.

 

In a combat with no clear enemy or goal,

the border between reality and fantasy blurs:

is this really happening,

or is it all just a game?”

 

Plastic Heroes is made entirely of ready made 

children's toys, mainly those of soldiers, 

weapons and war.

It also incorporates use of ipads, iphones and video.

 

Desire, violence, sex, hate and fear are put on the table

as the so called 'naive' toys are brought to life,

  and the innocence of child's play

       encounters the bleeding reality of adult war.

 

The show is a surprising, funny and fast paced collage of war images,

and it manages to deal with hard and painful issues while giving the

audience a funny, wild and refreshing puppetry experience.

The show has been invited to more than 30 countries, and is intensively touring

in Festivals and Theaters worldwide.

*The show is almost entirely without words*

Festivals

International puppet theatre festival

Jerusalem, Israel

 

Turku International Puppetry (TIP) Festival

Turku, Finland

 

Guest show for Unima-Hellas

Athens, Greece

 

Giboul Festival

Strasbourg, France

 

Orbis Pictus Festival

Reims, France

 

                International Festival Theatre European Regions

Karlov Hadi, Czech Republique

 

Bornholm Puppet Festival

Bornholm, Denmark

 

Festival Mondiale des Theatres de Marionnettes Charleville-Meziers, France

 

International Tmuna Festival

Tel Aviv

 

Vitrine Festival #4

"Hanut" Theatre, Tel Aviv

 

Unidram International Theaters Festival

Potsdam, Germany

 

Imaginale International Figuren Theatre Festival

Stuttgart, Germany

 

Oulu International Festival

Oulu, Finland

 

Izmir International Puppetry Festival

Izmir, Turkey

 

FIDENA Figurentheatre Festival

Bochum, Germany

 

Ot Tempelum Festival

Gyor, Hungary,

 

MUKAMAS Interntaional Puppetry Festival

Tampere, Finland

 

International Festival of Puppetry Art

Bielsko-Biala, Poland

 

Treff Festival

Talinn, Estonia

Figura Festival

Baden, Switzerland

 

Les Travers de Juin Festival

Theatre aux Main Nues, Paris

 

Magdeburg International Puppetry festival

Magdeburg, Germany

 

Synergura Festival

Erfurt, Germany

 

Sofia International Puppetry Festival

Sofia, Bulgaria

 

LUTKE Festival

Lijubliana, Slovenia

 

Kikiriki Festival,

Centro Cultural Federico Garcia Lorca

Granada, Spain

 

Bolshi Theater Kukla International Puppetry Festival

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Reminicies Theatre Festival

Krakow, Poland

WEITBLICK Festival

Braunschweig, Germany

...And many more (see Upcoming Shows)

Photos by Anael Resnick and Yair Meyhuas:

Videos

Teaser #1

Teaser #2

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