About the performance
Elvis is seven years old. He has a loving family – mom, dad and two sisters. But things have changed recently. His hands beg to be washed ten times a day otherwise huge worms keep crawling over them; Elvis doesn’t want to leave his room, and his thoughts seem to be taken over by many tiny monsters. One day his parents suggest for all of them to go on a trip. This time they won’t travel to tropical islands but instead it will be a journey through Elvis’s thoughts to start a battle against the Dumblie or Elvis’s anxiety. Who will win – Elvis Boss or the Dumblie?
Taking inspiration from Zane Zusta’s and Ņikita Bezborodov’s story for children “I am the Boss”, Beatrise Zaķe has staged a brightly colorful play about a journey through Elvis’s mind and his fight against Dumblie – benevolent monster that makes the brain work a bit differently. The play discusses how to deal with the anxiety – common not only among adults, but kids too. It encourages children to embrace themselves and the different, meanwhile urging parents to look at their children’s train of thoughts from a new perspective.