Oh, how wonderful Panama is

Author: Janosch

Stage Main Stage 60 min. + intermission Premiere: 05.06.2021 From age of 3

Oh, how wonderful Panama is


What more could you want once you have everything the heart can desire? When you live in a valley with a river, in a cosy cottage with a chimney and a friend? When you are strong? And have no need to fear anything… Yet, what if your soul suddenly desires something you’ve never seen in real life before? Such as a place which smells of bananas?

Oh, how wonderful Panama is – a show based on a book by Janosch, its central characters Miś and Tygrysek setting off in search of a new home. Inspired by the word PANAMA written on the side of a crate fished out of a river, these two friends set off to find happiness. Will Panama turn out to be a place which smells of bananas? Or maybe it is just wherever we happen to feel good and safe?

“Oh, how wonderful Panama is” – a theatrical performance which takes viewers on a journey inspiring them to discover their cities anew and seeing in them elements of the utopian idea of Panama. And though we know that traveling along the route Janosch has mapped out for us we will return to our own homes, it is still worth setting off upon this journey. Discovering what is new or rediscovering that which seems familiar and stereotypically marginalized. Time to spend a while engaging in urban survival, meeting other city residents, treating our imaginations as if it was a domestic pet we take out for walks from time to time – according to Robert Jarosz, the director who adapted the text for this show.

This play combines elements of puppetry and physical movement theater, and is suitable for audiences from the age of 3 upwards.

Autor: Janosch
Przekład: Emilia Bielicka
Adaptacja i reżyseria: Robert Jarosz
Choreografia: Weronika Pelczyńska, Magda Fejdasz, Monika Szpunar
Muzyka: Anna Stela
Scenografia: Mária Bačová


Obsada: Elżbieta Pejko, Honorata Zajączkowska, Damian Kamiński, Krzysztof Prygiel

Inspicjent: Jacek Poniński