Double Metamorphosis + Doctor Sacripanti’s Potato Theatre

Klicpera’s Theatre, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, 1999
Author: Hubert Krejčí
Directed by Hubert Krejčí, Vladimír Morávek

about the production

Double Metamorphosis is an entertaining etude far the street puppet theatre or the mask theatre and is inspired by commedie dell'arte. Author and director in one Hubert Krejčí placed the performance on a small wooden platform with a simple curtain. It together with artistic and pantomime performance of actors and straightforward, simple humour creates the atmosphere of a market face theatre.

The works by Hubert Krejčí (1944) are clearly inspired by commedie dell'arte. Hubert Krejčí is also an outstanding Czech expert in oriental theatre and some of his works apparently incline towards his type of theatre.

Doctor Sacripanti's Patato Theatre is another text by Krejčí, now directed by Vladimír Morávek and it is a short, two-minute-long addition to Double Metamorphosis. The main protagonist together with other actors – potatoes sticked on her fingers – 'play' Romeo and Juliet while the prop of the eternal tragedy are different kitchen tools for potato processing.


Double Metamorohosis
directed by Hubert Krejčí
Potato Theatre
directed by Vladimír Morávek
script editing: Vladimír Morávek
assistant director: Tomáš Lnenička
stage design coach: Marek Zákostelecký
music: Pavel Horák
Aramantus, capitano: Tomáš Lnenička, Onufria, Pantalon's Wife: Martina Nováková, Pantalon, Miser: Marek Zákostelecký, Witch: Zora Valchafová, Principal: Pavla Tomicová, A Man with a Drum: Pavel Horák