The Tree

A puppet show of little things

Written, directed, performed by Nadia Imperio

Original soundtrack Giovanni Vargiu
Mixing Luigi Frassetto
Voice-over Lisa Vargiu
Marionettes, scenography, props Nadia Imperio
Assistant director Maurizio Giordo
Light and sound Mario Carta
A KronicoKab, La Botte e il Cilindro, Maldimarem Production

Once upon a time, there was, and maybe there still is, a tree.
It looked like a solitary thing, up on the hill.
It stood there, very still and all alone, rooted in the soil, and it looked bored. If you were just passing by, you would think that nothing special would ever happen to the tree.

But taking a closer look, things were quite different.

A tale about a Tree, its inhabitants and seasons changing around, a delicate, coloured and funny show for families and schools, reminding us how human beings, animals and plants, are deeply, indissolubly connected.


Technical sheet
  • Title: The Tree
  • Running time: 50 minutes
  • Language: English/Spanish/French/Italian, according to the needs.
  • Age: 3+, families, schools,
  • Stage dimensions: 3m wide x 3m deep x 3m (or more) high. Blackout.
  • Audience: preferably sit in a wide circle, at different levels, in order to see the marionettes properly. Max 100 viewers.
  • Vanues: interior intimate spaces, black box, or exteriors protected from the wind or drafts, smooth floor without slope. Gardens, city parks, woods, little courtyards.
  • Electric power: 2/4kw (Voltage 220 volts)
  • First set up coming from the travel: 4 hours (most of which offstage)
  • Last pack up before leaving: 2 hours (most of which offstage)
  • Light plan: download
  • Sound needs:when travelling by plane a mixer for music and a headset microphone
  • Important! Set up times, sound and light needs depend upon travelling by car or by plane. Detailed information will be given during negotiations.


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