Saturday, September 16th; 18.00 h; Cultural Centre Travno; 5+; 35 minutes; in Slovenian
LITTLE ACCORN’S SECRET
There is an oak tree in the middle of the forest. It has just one acorn growing on it. Forest animals gather around the tree to admire it. They all think the acorn belongs to them. A woodpecker, a squirrel, a boar, and a doe all try to reach it. As the acorn hangs on the highest branch, no one succeeds… They all guard the acorn, but it disappears during the night. The animals look for the one responsible for the disappearance, they accuse each other and everyone has their own version of what happened. In the end, they all find out that the truth is completely different…
MARIBOR PUPPET THEATRE, REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA
Maribor Puppet Theatre was founded on 8 December 1973, through the merging of two amateur puppet theatres in the city. The beginnings of Maribor puppetry go as far back as the period between the two world wars. The 1974-1975 season is considered the first professional season of the newly founded puppet theatre. The mission of the Maribor Puppet Theatre is the production and post-production of puppet shows for all age groups in their own space, in Slovenia and around the world. The basic guideline in creating the theatre’s programme is the quality selection of texts, themes, and artistic collaborators. In addition to its basic mission, the employees are committed to developing supporting content (cultural education in puppetry and puppetry heritage) and ensuring the infrastructure for artists in the city who do not have a space for their performances – contemporary dance, film culture, music, independent theatre.