Can You Whistle, Joanna?

Teatr lalek Guliwer
Umíš pískat, Joanno? | Can You Whistle, Joanna?

author: Ulf Stark
adaptation and direction: Anna Przygoda, Tomasz Kowol
set design: Aleksandra Starzyńska
music: Tomasz Kowol
multimedia projections: Aleksandra Oldak
performers: Anna Przygoda / Honorata Zajączkowska, Tomasz Kowol

An adventure story of friendship across generations

Kalle, a seven-year-old boy, has a best friend who sometimes tells him how great it is to have a grandfather. But Kalle has no grandfather, so he decides to adopt one from a retirement home. A story of wonderful camaraderie unfolds as the adopted grandfather does things with Kalle that are good for doing with his grandson and that are good for teaching his grandson.

The Guliwer Puppet Theater was founded in 1945 by a group of puppetry enthusiasts led by Irena Sowicka, a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Irena Sowická also directed the first premiere, which was Marie Kownacka’s play “Švec Dratvička.” In December 1947, after the premiere of the play “Gulliver in the Land of the Lilliputians,” the theater was given the name Gulliver, which is still used today. In 1952 the theater was nationalized. But it wasn’t until 1970 that the Gulliver Theater got its own stage. As of September 2020, Robert Drobniuch is the director of the Gulliver Theater.

55 min.
alternative stage