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An extremely funny performance where children will be able to follow the journeys and adventures of Silvestras Dūdelė and Co. Adults will also enjoy their time for they will recognize legendary interwar Lithuanian pop songs interwoven harmoniously into the story. The performance is also fun for various cultural hints of the same interwar period and in general, for its flexibly conveyed retro
Although the puppets in the performance staged by Driežis at the Lėlė Theatre are new, smaller and lighter than those of Ušinskas, the performance measures up to its predecessor due to its flexibility and the beauty of the puppets. (…) The joy of cognition and recognition is mixed with surprising modernity and humour of Silvestras Dūdelė (...) The performance created by Driežis together with composer Šarūnas Nakas, actors Elvyra Piškinaitė, Lijana Muštašvili, Sigita Mikalauskaitė, Deivis Serapinas, Irmantas Jankaitis is a fairy-tale about the actions taking place in a red brick building, where under a miraculous coincidence of circumstances the Puppet theatre is established.
By Rasa Vasinauskaitė. On Puppet and Mask Theatre. 70th Anniversary of professional Puppet Theatre (Lith. Apie lėlių ir kaukių teatrą. Profesionalaus lėlių teatro 70-metį pasitinkant). 7 meno dienos, 20-01-2006
The director has given a slightly ironic form of “commemoration” to the performance, which has resulted in successful shading of the drawbacks of the play. Dignified moderators Miss Olga (by Pocevičiūtė) and Mister Irmantas (by Jankaitis) open and close the “commemoration.” Both of them are like representatives of interwar Kaunas culture (…). The moderators announce with proper respect the cultural event that the performance is dedicated to. Interwar atmosphere is created with the help of fashionable melodies, pop songs of those times (carefully selected by composer Šarūnas Nakas) performed by the actors.
By Ridas Viskauskas. Both Education and Entertainment (Lith. Ir edukacija, ir pramoga). Literatūra ir menas, 07-10-2005