|Arnita Jaunzeme, Dana Avotiņa-Lāce|
Little Brother and Karlsson, who lives on the roof
In a very ordinary house, on a very ordinary street in Stockholm or maybe even here in Riga, lives a very ordinary boy - the Little Brother. But wait, he is not such an ordinary boy at all! He has a friend - the most extraordinary and amazing creature in whole the world – a very short and portly man in his prime, who lives in a small house on the roof. Karlsson scares burglars, eats a lot of sweets and plays tricks on the harsh and severe Miss Bock…what could be more exciting than that!?
The play “Little Brother and Karlsson, who lives on the Roof” is a performance for the whole family. Big or small will find something captivating in this play, whether it`s a magic tale about a funny, good-natured friend with a propeller on his back or a sparklingly humorous portrayal of a comical family.
The writer Astrid Lingren has devoted her novels to people and always supported those who were rejected or abandoned by a society. Karlsson always receives a warm welcome from both children and grownups. Meeting Kaslsson here in our Puppet Theatre, could stir up emotions and help to see the ways for improving and strengthening relations in the family and in society as a whole. That may remind parents how significant it is to raise a child in a family where kind-heartedness, empathy, generosity and trust prevails. How wonderful and colourful our world is, when we actually see and feel each other, we give and get back in return. We smile. Director Kārlis Auškaps thinks, that Karlsson is every person`s “Inner Me”, which enjoys life, loves people and treasures goodness of heart and joyfulness above all. Karlsson, created by Astrid Lingren, is her legacy to us all – learn to accept and love, thus making the world a better place.
Warning: Pyrotechnics driven effects are used on the stage!