The Jester and His Son

The Jester and His Son

The Jester and His Son


A canny and experienced Jester king is entrusted with transforming a young aristocrat into a jester. Under his tutelage - and with the help of his companions - the novice is subjected to lessons through which he gradually discovers his jesters self. But before a new jester can be born, he must undergo a ritual.  

“KNOWING NEITHER MOTHER NOR FATHER, HE WAS RAISED IN AN INSTITUTION FOR ABANDONED ARISTOCRATIC CHILDREN, BROUGHT UP AS A KNIGHT AND TRANSFORMED INTO A JESTER - ALL AS PUNISHMENT AND IN SEVEN SCENES. HELD CAPTIVE BY BUFFOONISH GERIATRICS, HE WAS TOO BEAUTIFUL TO BE A JESTER IN THE DOTARD-DUMPS OF HISTORY.”     BOLEK POLÍVKA

**Performed in Czech with English subtitles**

Written and directed by:BOLEK POLÍVKA

Cast:

BOLEK POLÍVKA

VLADIMÍR POLÍVKA

MICHAL CHOVANEC

ONDŘEJ KLÍČ

JAROMIR BARIN TICHY

JIRI FRETTI PFEIFER

DAVID ROTTER

BARIN FRETTI

Set design:JAROSLAV MILFAJT

Costumes:EVA JIŘIKOVSKÁ

Music:DAVID ROTTER

Production:OLEK VAŠICA