Premiere: December, 20th, 2020
Director: Romano Bogdan
Text and dramaturgy: Ivona Marciuš
Scenography and stage costume design: Bruno Kontrec
Music: Igor Baksa
Lighting configuration: Neven Taradi
Graphic design: Bruno Kontrec
About the play:
One of the most famous Aesop’s fables brings us a story about a lazy grasshopper who spent his days in playing music and trying to persuade the ants to follow suit, and about the ants who were diligently standing in rows in front of their house and stapled the food for wintertime.
Through a modern approach, questioning the consequences of work and negligence, this play is asking some of the always up-to-date social questions. Through a contrast of ants as diligent people caring about securing their material future, and a grasshopper as a certain sort of a Bohemian enjoying the moment, the audience is facing the opposition of material goods in lack of which there is no progress and the art the importance of which is also undisputable.
Shall the grasshopper survive the wintertime when he realises that only his instruments are what is left, and shall all of the ants resist his song which is following them from day to day?
The actors’ play of four actors leads us to the world of little workaholics and one Bohemian, leaving us the space to conclude who is negative and who is positive in this story for ourselves, and whether such divison is present at all in the story which, apart from the lead message, gives us also in traces the famous one teaching us that we are all different?
The show is a part of an international project ConnectUp – The Life of the Others, financed through the programme Creative Europe.
Duration: 40 min