A Clown in the Realm of Magic
Arzabastayan is an ancient and mysterious magic word with which Ruskus Patruskus wants to open up the door of the Kingdom of Abracadabra.
Ruskus is determined to learn magic, so he seeks advice from his grandfather, the legendary clown Anacleto Patruskus, who lends him the magic jacket, top hat, and wand.
However, Anacleto also warns him to be very, very careful!
But Ruskus, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed but not skilled in the magical arts, does not last long in mixing spells up.
So, much to the delight of children, Ruskus Patruskus becomes the craziest of all sorcerer’s apprentices!
Arzabastayan is a subtle blend of wit and innocence, slapstick and jokes, frenzied rhythm and tenderness. In a nutshell, it is a perfect synthesis of magic and clowning.
Fact Sheet and Sample Video
- Show’s title: Arzabastayan.
- Author and performer: Ruskus Patruskus.
- Play’s genre and subject: children’s show on clowns and magic.
- Language: Catalan. Also available in English and Spanish.
- Duration: 50 min.
- Age range: 4-12 years.
- Performing space: any place with a minimum surface area of 3 x 4 m.
- Sound and equipment: a 20 W battery-powered amplifier is included. There is no need of microphone, neither platform nor special lighting. In performances with 80 children or more, a 250 W PA system with wireless microphone is provided.
- Set up and strike time: set up 45 min, strike 25 min. (Performances with PA system: set up 1 h, strike 35 min).