As part of our cooperation with the Filmhof Festival, the children’s play “The Little City Round-About” premiered on 17 July in Asparn/Zaya.

Inspired by a children’s classics of the same name by author Mira Lobe (1970), this stage adaptation by Hans Peter Horner and Michael Rosenberg introduces a mayor of a small city at the edge of a forest. She has ambitious plans to extend her city and to do so, she wants to clear and destroy the wonderful forest with “ultra-mega-hyper-tree-uprooters”. The children of the city and a little wood-spirit Ms. Hoolawoola will not let this happen and come together to defend their green heart – their beloved forest – with everything they can (including a little magic…). 

To recreate the forest, the children used small trees that used to be in the stadium of Klagenfurt as part of the art intervention “FOR FOREST – The Unending Attraction of Nature”. After the event, Manfred Schulz (member of the Lower-Austrian parliament), Manfred Meixner (mayor), Herbert Waldner (CEO of For Forest), as well as Michael Rosenberg and Isabel Meili (main actors) planted a tree together.

Congratulations to all the children as well as to Isabel Meili and Michael Rosenberg for the successful staging of this play. As a small thank you on behalf of FOR FOREST, the children received a weekend at the Alm Resort Nassfeld.

Further dates: 23, 24, 25, 26 and 31 July as well as 1 and 2 August (For Forest Eventskalender).

📸 Luiza Puiu