OLIU, THE LITTLE WOODCUTTER

In dreams everybody can make reality their desires.
Behold, a child is afraid that one day his parents separate.
The kid really loves a tale, but in which the father goes away to work for a long time. One night, sleeping and dreaming about the story, he changes what scared him.
A story within a tale... and a tale within a story.
To show kids and adults how important it is for training and mutual relationship, to read stories before bedtime.

Synopsis

Oliu is six years old. At night, he asks his father to tell him the story he likes the most. Before finish, Oliu is numbed and in the dream, he and his parents play the roles of the characters in the tale: A woodcutter family, in which the father has to go away to work and his mother and three brothers have to live with what they have. In winter, the wood runs out and the mother sends the eldest son to the forest to look for more. He returns wounded. After him goes the second and he gets hurt. The small Oliu, convinces his mother and he goes there. In the forest, he helps an old man who shows him how to do to fill the woodshed without effort… Oliu does it and he comes home with all the wood. And at that moment returns his father, which is what most wanted Oliu.
Just in time, because it is breakfast time and going to school.


Contents

There are two plot objectives in the show:
(I) About the child who likes the tale, and (II) the expounded in the own tale.

I.- Above all, we want to emphasize the importance of storytelling from parents to children, because it is known that stimulates the imagination and creativity, fosters love for reading and therefore promotes understanding reading and the acquisition of language skills, strengthens the powers of observation, attention, concentration and logical thinking, develop their love of learning, helps establish a constant relationship between the child and the world around him, thus helping them in their socialization and to mature as people. And what is even more important: strengthens the emotional bond between parents and children, being an exceptional opportunity for dialogue and communication.

II.- Separately three brothers encounter a person who asks them for help. Each of them responds differently, given his personality and his concept of solidarity. This invites the audience to reflect on share what we have, although in principle may seem so little. Because a little for those who have nothing, is a lot.

CREDITS

Author, direction, design and construction marionettes, scenes and props: Carles Cañellas
Dressmaking marionettes: Susanna Rodríguez
Puppeteers: Carles Cañellas and Susanna Rodríguez

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Medium-format show for two actors, shadow effects and six top rod puppets. For children's or family. Indoor.

DURATION: performance: 48min / stage set up: 2:30 hours / dismantling: 1 hour
AUDIENCE: from 2 years upward / maximum recommended capacity 300 people
SCENIC SPACE: obscure indoor / preferably with background or black box theatre
minimal measures: width: 4m / depth: 3m / height: 3m
SOUND: own sound equipment of 500w or connection to the P.A. of the space on stage
LIGHTING: own system of 4000 watts 220v or 380v
CURRENT: power outlet on the stage / potency 2,5Kw/h + lighting

OLIU ON BED

THE TALE'S FAMILY

THE TALE'S MOTHER AND BROTHERS

BOIX AND THE OLD MAN

SAÜC AND THE MOTHER

OLIU AND THE OLD MAN

OLIU AND THE MAGIC WOOD

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