MY DEAR CRAZY FATHER
after a text by Paula Fünfeck
translated by Elise Wilk
Directed by: Claudia Machedon
Cast: Iulian Costea and Mădălin Costea
Technical Director: Elena Madaras
Age of target audience: 12+
Premiere date: May 6, 2022
WITH BIG STEPS TOWARDS INDEPENDENCE
Biba is nine years old and has a very big problem. The “problem” is a 43 years old man and his name is Malou. Malou is Biba’s father and suffers from bipolar disorder. He is chaotic, happy, full of energy, angry or extremely sad, and these moods can change suddenly. On his bad days, he is unable to dress himself and Biba has to come up with all kinds of excuses so that Malou can miss work and he can skip school. On his good days, Malou enthusiastically engages in activities that, however, he fails to complete. Thus, the son plays the role of the father, and the father needs care and attention like a child. However, Biba loves him. A story that is comic and sad at the same time, in which the relations of authority are playfully inverted, to be viewed from a different perspective.
Claudia Machedon, director
“My Dear Crazy Father” – project co-financed by AFCN, implemented by the Romanian Association for the Promotion of Performing Arts and “Prichindel” Puppet Theater Alba Iulia.
Date : 13 Oct 2022