Who’s Afraid of The Boogeyman?
Script: Ivica Šimić
Directed by: Ivica Šimić
Musical illustration and light design: Ivica Šimić
Puppets and costumes: Emilia Furduiu
Choreography: Violeta Dincă
Photo: Andrei Rosianu
Cast: Olga Bela, Dan Codreanu, Ana Maria Bălescu, Adrian Alexandru Neculcea
Each of us, as children, were afraid of something: different animals, the darkness, noises, rain, wind and thunder, water or fire. Fluttering curtains, footsteps approaching, things you left in one place, inexplicably appear in another… A series of coincidences or not? How many of us don’t get frightened on hearing the word “Boogeyman”? The performance is about a little girl who, before going to bed, plays with the clothes from her closet, hears some strange noises and enters a world where she encounters characters from fairy tales. It is about the modernization of classic tales in which the common denominator is fear. Boogeyman is the embodiment of fear, and you get the feeling that he enjoys the little ones being afraid of him. Once she gets to know him, our heroine becomes Boogeyman’s friend, she learns to overcome her fears, grow with them and find her way through the world. Everything is a game, with few words, movement, music and dance, that uses the children’s power of imagination and aims to demystify some of the most common fears, showing that fear is a part of everyday life, but we can get rid of it by joking, making fun of it. The communication between stage and audience is sincere, direct, the pace is alert, and the final conclusion is that Boogeyman is the friend I shouldn’t be afraid of.
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