The Fabulous Johnny Frog (2018)
Heroic. Brilliant. Tenacious. Johnny Frog is none of these things. Tossed around in a world of calamities and contradictions the hapless Johnny Frog is a simple man, a cowardly man, hungrier for a sandwich than for adventure. He’s the mayor of his village but most of the time he has no idea what’s going on around him. Why, for example, will he die if he smells his favorite foods? How did he get challenged to a duel? And probably most perplexing, how is it possible that he, a man, is pregnant? This entertaining and educational presentation uses innovative shadow puppetry to introduce young audiences to seventeenth century Spanish theatre and a play format known as the entremés, featuring Spain’s most celebrated stage bufoon, Juan Rana: the Fabulous Johnny Frog!