The Frog King
Lille Kartofler Figurentheater (D)
Duration: 50 minutes
„Then she began to cry bitterly, "I'd give anything, if only I could get my ball back: my clothes, my precious stones, my pearls, anything in the world."
At this, a frog stuck his head out of the water and said, "Princess, why are you crying so bitterly?"
"Oh," she said, "you ugly frog, how can you help me? My golden ball has fallen into the well." …
Play and Director: Matthias Kuchta
Authors: Brüder Grimm, Matthias Kuchta
Stage- and puppetdesign: Mechtild Nienaber, Matthias Kuchta
About the group:
Lille Kartofler was founded by puppeteer Matthias Kuchta in Langenfeld, Germany. For 35 years he has been performing fairy tales by the Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian Andersen with his impressive, large puppets made of fabric. From Osaka, Vancouver, Boston, and Paris to Copenhagen, Dublin, and Rome – his plays are a crowd-puller. Lille Kartofler has also been a regular and welcome guest at the International Puppet Theatre Festival in Wels for many years.