A story about friendship and war.

"The Pal-Street Boys", written by the great Hungarian writer Ferenc Molnár, definitely belongs to classic youth literature with its timeless topic, exciting plot and colourful characters. Every boy in this adventurous story personifies his dreams and is eager to realize them. The gripping events portray Hungarian youngsters whose battles on the playground carry the idea and aspiration of their homeland’s independence.

The fight for the sawmill ground between the Pal-street boys and the Botanical garden’s redshirts makes you cheer along, think about honesty and friendship and "...what is this life, which sometimes sad, sometimes happy but always fighting servants we are." (F. Molnár).

Ferenc Molnár is an Hungarian writer, one of the most outstanding and internationally recognised representatives of the Hungarian drama in the 20th century. His plays "Liliom", "The Play at the Castle", "The Swan", etc. are still being played at theatres. The novel "Pal-Street Boys" was published in 1907. It has several theatre and film versions. In Estonia, the play was produced in 1932 at the Drama Studio Theatre by Andres Särev.

Duration: 2 h 25 minutes. One intermission.
Premiere: 16 November 2004 in National Library Theatre Hall


2005 Award for fantasy " Pal-Street Boys" (dir. A.Toikka) Theatrefestival "Draama";
2006 Awards for “Pal-Street Boys” in international theatre festival Banaanikala: Grand Prix, Best Director (Aare Toikka), Actor’s Awards (Tanel Saar, Margo Teder);
Award "The Best Company" for "Pal-Street Boys” (dir. A. Toikka) in national theatre festival "Raduga" in St.Peterbourg;
Estonian Theatre Critics Union’s “Good Theatre Award” to Aare Toikka for "Pal-Street Boys"

Photographer: Priit Grepp

Author: Ferenc Molnar (Hungary)
Adapted by Aare Toikka
Translator: Julius Mark
Director: Aare Toikka
Set and sound designer: Kaspar Jancis
Performers: Janek Sarapson, Tanel Saar, Margo Teder ja Kaspar Jancis