The Gurung people live in the hills of the Annapurna region in Nepal. Each year, they collect sacred honey from the largest bees on the earth to heal their loved ones or sick animals. It is said that one who eats too much of this honey can depart for another world and may not find their way back. To collect this honey, the Gurungs must climb up to the hills and be lowered down from the rocks by rope to get to the beehive. It’s a dangerous journey and should only be undertaken for a good reason.
Gurung Joshi has never had to wander far from the village. His life was as happy as an old Nepalese man’s life can be. But then Joshi’s sister fell ill. Now he has a difficult task ahead of him. To go to the top of the mountain and bring medicine for the sister. It’s a dangerous journey from which he may not come back alive.
About the company
Fras (formerly Československé klacky) is a theatre group started by graduates of the Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (course leaders: Lukáš Jiřička, Robert Smolík, Tomáš Procházka and Branislav Mazúch): Johana Bártová (directing, dramaturgy), Matěj Šumbera (acting) and Jakub Šulík (scenography).
The group has been creating puppet theatre productions since February 2019, when they premiered their first production, Nejmenší ze Sámů (The Smallest of the Sámi), which won second place in the Erik theatre awards. The Smallest of the Sámi and Honeymaker are part of the Drama Label project. In 2021, the group created the production Behind the Door in collaboration with Alfred ve dvoře. In 2020 and 2022, Fras was part of the Nová síť project New Blood on the Stage.
The group primarily focuses on puppet theatre productions.
No Language Barrier / Puppet Theatre / Young Audience
THEATRE / COMPANY
Jakub Šulík, Matěj Šumbera, Johana Bártová
Jakub Šulík, Matěj Šumbera
LENGTH OF THE PERFORMANCE
NUMBER OF TRAVELLING PERSONS
No language barrier
adult, children 9+