Story: Mark Twain
Script: Tomáš Jarkovský and Jakub Vašíček
Director: Jakub Vašíček
Sets and costumes: Kamil Bělohlávek
Dramaturgy: Tomáš Jarkovský, Barbora Kamenická Pokorná
Producer: Barbora Kalinová
Executive Producer: Martina Štětinová
Premiere: 25. 2. 2023
Length of performance: 70 min
Huckleberry Finn is a young boy who stands out of the crowds. It could be said that he has a problem adapting to his surroundings, but that wouldn’t quite be true. That’s because he doesn’t even try to. He takes his own path. Sometimes he strays from it, sometimes he gets burnt, but he rarely regrets anything. One day, through a combination of various circumstances, he joins his fate with that of a fugitive slave Jim, and this unlikely duo embarks on trip on a raft together down the Mississippi. A ride that is one great depiction of the flight to freedom. But, as it turns out, becoming free does not just mean getting rid of injustice and oppression, but perhaps also of your own prejudices.
An original production based on the motifs of the famous novel by Mark Twain, which is considered one of the founding titles of the tradition of the great American novel. The production is thematically linked to two previous titles from the same production team, White Fang and The Journey, and it forms a complete trilogy of adventure stories about freedom inspired by great works of American literature.
In the media:
“Dominik Linka excels in acting. He was given well-deserved space in the production and his character of Huckleberry Finn is dramaturgically well devised and directed. The spectator can believe his childish naivety and obedience, anger, unstoppable aggression and fear, which is at times quite concrete, at other times only vaguely suspected, manifesting even romantic reverie or inner confusion. (…) The actor’s deployment during the performance directly corresponds with the commitment, passion and anguish that the main character goes through in his story.” “Theatrically, and above all socially, it is valuable that Tomáš Jarkovský and Jakub Vašíček, together with their colleagues, are able to reach young audiences to show them that individual inner chaos and struggle is not unique in human society. It is directly related to the possibility of choice; hence it is a part of free life and gives people the opportunity to develop.” Zuzana Sikačová, LOUTKÁŘ 1-2023