The play tells the touching story of a 7-year-old girl with Asperger syndrome.
According to the story, 7-year-old Emma has been attending school for two weeks, three days and ten minutes. She is different from her classmates: she is particularly sensitive to noises and is terrified when she has to speak in front of others. While it’s difficult for her to communicate with humans, she understands and can easily relate to marine animals. At her parents’ workplace, the Animal Hospital of the Marine Biology Research Center, she makes friends with a wounded shark, a narwhal, a manatee, a ray, and an octopus. In Emma’s imagination, the world is a big aquarium, and she is a tiny sea cucumber at the bottom of it. Because sea cucumbers do not bother anyone. They are invisible. One day an extremely weakened small orca arrives at the hospital. Emma is the only one who can understand him, but in order to help, she needs to explain to others what’s wrong with him. Therefore, she must overcome herself and cease to be a small, invisible sea cucumber at the bottom of the aquarium.
Besides tackling the question of what it is like to be different from others, the play also highlights the importance of environmental protection – presenting all this in a fascinating and thrilling tale appropriate for young schoolchildren.
Emma is played by Rita Alexics.
The cast includes: Zoltán Bodnár, Juli Erdei, Dániel Fehér, Melinda Megyes, István Mult, Dániel Nizsai, Kármen Rácz, Kriszta Rácz, Károly Szívós, Bea Tisza, Anna Viktória Dömötör, Tamás Bósz.
Author: Dóra Gimesi
Dramaturge: Péter Horváth
Visual and puppet designer: Gábor Michac
Music: Bánk Sáry
Musical leader: Gábor Kecskeméti
Musician: Szilveszter Bornai
Choreographer: Zsófia Nemes
Assistant of director: Veronika Vajdai
Directed by Ágnes Kuthy
Recommended for ages 7+.
Live stream premiere will take place on Saturday, 16 January, 3 pm.
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