Author: Wilhelm Hauff
Director: Andrejs Jarovojs
Narrator: Maija Doveika
Sound: Arvīds Augšups
Sound engineer: Olivers Tarvids
Costume designer: Ieva Veita
Poster design: Laimdota Steķe
Producer: Theatre Ģertrūdes ielas teātris
Age recomendation: 7 +
The performance was financially supported by State Culture Capital Foundation.
Jacob is a nice and good-hearted twelve-year-old boy who helps his mother sell vegetables at the market. One day a buyer, who turns out to be a witch, curses the boy. To regain his freedom, Jacob must complete several challenges.
Wilhelm Hauff’s fairy tale, published in 1826, is a somewhat rough and scary story with a happy ending. The role of the Narrator is played by Maija Doveika whose narration is given a tone of mystery by the accompanying soundscapes.
Latvian Ministry of Welfare supports the European Social Fund project “Support for Social Entrepreneurship” No. 22.214.171.124/15/I/001.