Featuring three stories about terrible, horrifying and pious acts and a single act of righteousness, Go For It, Honey! takes you from vice to virtue and back again. Broadside ballads, a mini-musical and a folk puppet play are staged by wandering comedians with a puppet theatre for big, wooden marionettes on wagon. Go For It, Honey! is a triptych street performance inspired by statues in the town of Kuks (including “Virtue and Vice”) by Matyáš Bernard Braun.
Part 1: A new song about the terrible acts to which a widow from Jaroměř was driven by poverty, how the people punished her for it and how it all ended up.
In the style of broadside ballads.
Part 2: About a virgin who withstood innumerable temptations, until finally, in old age, she longed to give into vice.
A mini-musical with ballads.
Part 3: The rise and fall of King David: an instructive story about David, celebrated King of the Jews, power and humility.
A folk puppet play.
Go For It, Honey! was created as part of the project “Puppet Statue - Theatre Park”, initiated by Professor Stanislav Bohadlo in collaboration with the festival THEATRUM KUKS.
About the Company
Geisslers Hofcomoedianten were founded in Kuks in 2002 with the establishment of the THEATRUM KUKS festival of baroque art. Since then, they have created thirty full-length and shorter productions, earned the recognition of audiences and critics, visited a number of festivals in the Czech Republic and abroad (including a month-long tour of the United States) and founded the Festival of Castle and Cloister Theatres. Since 2014, the island theatre VILA Štavnice has been their home stage in Prague.