“A Bucket of Beetles” is a story about friendship and the relationship between human beings and nature. This play is based on a story was told by a 5-years old little boy. All designs of the animal puppets in the play were are taken from his drawings. Wehea, is a little boy who lives in a big rain forest. Just like any other people who lived there, Wehea has a special connection with nature. Even the smallest beings in the forest are his friends. One day, Wehea sees a very special beetle. He then embarks on an adventure to finally meet the beetle; the very special rhinoceros beetle whose always searches for the lights and turns out , to save his life.
Papermoon Puppet Theatre was founded in April 2006 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia by Co-Artistic Director Maria Tri Sulistyani (Ria). She has since nurtured, developed, and expanded the company together with Co-Artistic Director Iwan Effendi, a visual artist and Papermoon’s puppet designer. Among other close collaborators, we work with a collective of puppeteers, which includes Anton Fajri, Pambo Priyojati, and Beni Sanjaya. To date, Papermoon Puppet Theatre has created more than 30 puppet performances and visual art installations and exhibitions, which we have toured to more than 10 countries. In 2008, we launched Pesta Boneka, an international puppet biennale that welcomes puppeteers from around the world to our home city, where they can share their work in a community setting.
Author – Maria Tri Sulistyani & Lunang Pramusesa
Director – Maria Tri Sulistyani
Set designer – Anton Fajri
Costume designer – Retno Intiani
Composer – Yennu Ariendra
Puppeters– Pambo Priyojati, Beni Sanjaya, Anton Fajri