Molière wished to devote himself entirely to art, however, too many obstacles stood in his way: a lack of money, miserable actors, a moody wife, poor health and influential people with whom he was conflicted. Speech defect shattered his dreams of great and serious roles. Being forever condemned to a jester hat, like no one else, he could present the tragedy of human existence wearing a comical costume.
The story that Neville Tranter tells us using puppets is a story of a struggle of a great writer and old man with his weaknesses, temptations and memories. Characters who are present in his last days of life suspended between realism and imagination. They are neither people closest to him nor characters from his written and unwritten works. Human size grotesque puppets additionaly emphasise the fact of being torn between what is here and now and what is infinite.
The performance takes the form of commedia dell’arte. It is also dualistic as it entertains and moves at the same time.
The show is for adults, acted in Polish and subtitles in Finnish and English.