Theater of Wonders Santiago de Chile
“The Overcoat”, Nikolai Gogol’s masterpiece novella, is performed in a puppet theater. This is the story of the poor, lonely, mocked and ridiculed office clerk Akakij Akakjewitsch, who scrimps and saves to purchase a new coat in the hopes of achieving social advancement, recognition and happiness as a result. Tragically, his coat is stolen on his way home from a party on the first night after buying it, the happiest of his life so far.
The members of Teatro Milagros worked nearly two years to stage Gogol’s story using puppets. Their efforts have paid off completely. The main character immediately wins the sympathy of the audience. After all, “El Capote“ was created specifically for children and adults. “We want to bring adults and children together with their feelings of pity and tenderness”.
“El Capote” represents puppet theater in the style of traditional Japanese Bunraku. It promises an outstanding artistic experience for theater lovers, educators and the entire family.
Teatro Milagros (Theater of Wonders) was founded in 2005 by Aline Kuppenheim, a popular Chilean television actress. “El Capote” (“The Overcoat”) is its first production. Critics acclaimed this performance: “The audience forgot that the piece was played by puppets because of how lifelike they were.”
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