SYNOPSIS

Mr. Train narrates the relationship between a stray dog and a lonely old man who lives in a train station where no-one passes by. From their first encounter, the old man always wanted nothing to do with the dog, but the dog inexplicably becomes fond of the old man, turning him into his object of affection.

 

The old man, irritated by the dog's continuous barking and naughtiness, abandons the dog far from the station, but the dog, wagging his tail, cheerfully returns to the old man's side, much against the old man's will. Trying to get rid of the dog, the desperate old man takes the animal repeatedly farther and farther away, but the dog always returns, again and again. Until one day, to the old man's surprise, the dog does not come back, making the old man realise that he can no longer live without the dog.

 

Mr. Train draws inspiration from the short story "The Blue Dog" ("Il cane blu", in Italian), written by poet and screenwriter Tonino Guerra. It is a poetic tale that speaks of loneliness. It is a silent performance bringing puppetry and animation together. A combination of theatre and cinema. A show for the entire family.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Genre

 

Audience

 

Duration

 

Language

 

Actors

 

Technicians

 

Suitable for

 

Maximum capacity

 

Set up time

 

Bump out time

 

Premiere

 

 

Comedy.

 

Family show, from 5 years.

 

50 minutes.

 

None.

 

3.

 

1.

 

Indoor stage.

 

300 persons.

 

4 h.

 

2 h.

 

2018.

Directed by

 

Actors / Puppeteers

 

 

 

Special guests

 

 

 

 

 

 

Created by

 

 

Set designer

 

Set constructors

 

 

 

Camera operator

 

 

DOP & film editor

 

Gaffer

 

Sound designer

 

Collaboration

 

 

 

Co-produced by

 

Produced by

 

CREDITS

          Josep Piris

 

          Kiko Lozano

          Magda Mañé

          Lu Pulici

 

          Jessica Arpin

          Alex Parri

          Giuseppe Giannini

          Luca Fucili

          Enrico Partisani

          Chiara Ortis

 

          Josep Piris

          Lu Pulici

 

          Josep Piris

 

          Luca Fucili

          Lu Pulici

          Josep Piris

 

          Lu Pulici

          Bernardo Brizi

 

          Lu Pulici

 

          Luca Fucili

 

          Lu Pulici

 

          Artisti in Piazza Pennabilli

          MUSSS Pennabilli

          Estación Diseño Granada

 

          22S Productions

 

          Trukitrek Puppet Company

 

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Stage:

            Minimum 5m wide x 6m deep. From floor to ceiling minimum 3m high.

 

Sound:

            Mini-jack cable to connect a laptop to the theatre PA system.

            1 Sound monitor on the stage.

 

Lighting:

          (The company has its own lighting equipment that consists of dimmers, lighting desk and spotlights.)

            DMX-512 cable to connect the spotlights, located on the stage, to the control booth.

            Electricity point to connect the projector and the spotlights on the stage.

            Maximum power 3.000W.

 

Dressing room:

            Mirror, good lighting, drinking water and toilet near the scenic space.

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Genre

 

Audience

 

 

Duration

 

Language

 

Actors

 

Technicians

 

Suitable for

 

Maximum capacity

 

Set up time

 

Bump out time

 

Premiere

 

Comedy.

 

Family show,

from 5 years.

 

50 minutes.

 

None.

 

3.

 

1.

 

Indoor stage.

 

300 persons.

 

4 h.

 

2 h.

 

2018.