No Performance Today
Clownsplay with puppet for children from ages 10 and up
The two clowns, Saffo and Kanda, are getting ready for their performance, as they do every day. They have their costumes on, the music is playing, but suddenly Teiro, the usually so-reliable rope, an integral part of the show, is fed up with everything and leaves. Saffo and Kanda don't know what's hit them. No show today? What are they supposed to do with this forced break, the newly-won time? Perplexed, the two return to their trailers. For a little while they enjoy the time off, but they soon start missing each other and have to find ways to come to terms with their isolated situation.
NO PERFORMANCE TODAY also explores humorously how people can connect again after a period of being alone. The play addresses social experiences from the Corona pandemic.
German Original Title
HEUTE KEINE VORSTELLUNG
Junges Theater Heidelberg, November 19, 2023
Directed by Natascha Kalmbach, Stage Design and Costumes Annette Wolf
NO PERFORMANCE TODAY was commissioned by the Junges Theater Heidelberg and funded by the
the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg, 2021/22.
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The photos of NO PERFORMANCE TODAY (Heute keine Vorstellung) are made available with the permission of THeater und Orchester Heidelberg, © Susanne Reichhardt, 2022
Mit Hannah Hupfauer, Timo Jander und Maren Kaun