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The Three Musketeers is grotesque hand puppet burlesque of the immortal story of the group, whose motto was "all for one, one for all!" The theatrical performance was inspired by the novel by Alexander Dumas, Sr. and the silent grotesque of Max Linder. Characterized as "scenic comics", the performance emphasizes action and uses live songs on the stage.

The plot of Alfa’s Musketeers is simplified, featuring baby-talk, notoriously familiar English, French, or international expressions, and lots of interjections. The company performs with hand puppets above a wooden wall, in which small window can be opened to reveal hidden chambers with hand puppets or live actors. This "staged cartoon", lasts just under an hour and is communicative and entertaining for both children and adults owing to its scaled down language.  Comprehension of Czech is not necessary. Audiences can find everything they could wish for in an adaptation of The Three Musketeers: excitement, humor, situation comedy, fierce duels - along with professional puppet work, well sung songs, and a directorial vision that infuse the classic story with entertainment, but with oversight of knowledge and love.