Puppet Theatre Rated R

13 / 14 / 15 May 2014
22 / 23 / 24 May
at 7.30 p.m.

Lonstorferplatz 1/2
4020 Linz Austria


Plot of the Play

Heino Hirnschmalz, father of two, quits his job and buys a houseboat. From there, the entire family sets off to a musical journey. Wait, not the entire family! Granny stays behind and many of the numerous other characters disappear mysteriously as well. Once the actors literally start breaking each other’s legs the story goes haywire with Russian mobsters, chicks, and smut… The moral of this puppet play is little children stay away!


Acting and Conception of the Play: The Kukis
Director: Tom Pohl
Puppets: buildt at the KUK Workshop under the guidance of Gordiana Herman
Stage Design: Kati Pregartner
Stage Design Assistant: Bernhard Reiter
Light and Sound Engineers: Barbara Landgraf, Helga Bruckmeier


Matte Paintings


Drafts for Matte Paintings


Dackdrops for Scene Changes


Still Photographs


Behind the Curtain


Radio Feature

by Isabelle Muhr aired on Upper Austrian radion station ‘Radio OÖ’ the day of opening night, 13 May 2014, at 16:20, duration 3:45 min.