Directed by: Jiří Havelka
Stage Design: Marek Zákostelecký
Dramaturgy: Dominika Špalková
Premiere: 5. 10. 2013
Duration of performance: 50 minutes
For spectators older than 9 years
Divadlo Drak’s production is inspired by the remarkable life and work of the cinematic pioneer Gerges Méliés. It takes us to the enticing setting of magicians, tricks and magic. The magic tricks that Méliés was the first to use in a film medium, in an unbelievably imaginative manner we might add, still have their artistic poetry today.
And, above all, thera are many who have followed in his footsteps.
Even death comes up short in Méliés’ world full of boundless imagination, since celluloid, illusion and fantasy are weapons that seem to be able to defeat even the Grim Reaper himself… Or can they? We will find out when the story of the fascinating life of the greatest film magician of all time ends.