Cirk La Putyka

Cirk La Putyka: Slapstick Sonata

Basic information


Cirk La Putyka

Approximate running time

1 hour 30 minutes, no intermission


Stage director
Maksim Komaro
Acrobatic consultation
Janne Rosen
Light design
Juho Rahijärvi
Sound design
Tuomas Norvio


A darkened warehouse in Prague. The night shift goes through the motions of another tedious overnight. But all is not what it seems. Slowly, this group of late night laborers breaks out of their mundane routine, shedding their drab existence for a vibrant and glorious explosion of color, humor, movement, silliness, and physical theater. Scratch the surface- who knows what we’ll find? See what happens overnight and join the thousands who have cheered as these characters find joy in the most unlikely of places. Set to the music of Mozart, Handel, Shostakovich and others, Slapstick Sonata is an absurd yet poetic theater piece without text or words. Visual poetry meets physical comedy with a dash of contemporary circus… and the nightshift will never be the same! Prague’s Cirk La Putyka is one of Europe’s most pioneering physical theater companies. The collective brings together a multi-talented cast of dancers, actors, mimes, and comediennes and has toured throughout Eastern Europe as well as in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and Australia. "The overall tune is somewhere between absurd and surreal.…stunning process of metamorphosis from beginning to end." Jussi Tossavainen / Helsingin Sanomat 26.2.2012 Contact: North America Baylin Artists Management