Tuesday; September 19th; 11.00 h; Cultural Centre Travno venue; 4+; 50 minutes; in Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian
Tobias, a dachshund, is unhappy and dissatisfied with his appearance. Everyone makes fun of him, no one plays with him, and he only complains about his long ears and body, as well as his short legs. Florian, his owner, suggests that he visits the zoo, talks to all the animals there and asks them for advice. Tobias goes to the zoo. There, he meets the Elephant, the Giraffe, the Tiger, the Stork, the Hippopotamus, and the Rabbit. Tobias returns from the zoo and excitedly tells Florian how he should look. He slowly lists what he needs from each animal and Florian makes a huge puppet – a monster. When Tobias sees how he thinks he would like to look, he is shocked and comes to the most important conclusion – he should not change. Going to the zoo was not in vain after all, he learned a very important lesson.
YOUTH THEATRE SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
In 1950, two children’s theatres were founded in Sarajevo: the Pioneer Theatre and the Puppet Theatre. In 1977, a completely natural symbiosis occurred, and these two theatres joined forces to become the Youth Theatre with two independent scenes – Puppetry and Drama. From that moment on, the theatre experienced a change in repertoire and a real rise in artistic values.
The specificity of its theatrical expression (movement, dance, pantomime…) and the enviable artistic quality of the plays, which in no segment lag behind the so-called “theatre for adults”, enabled the theatre to have numerous, important guest appearances throughout Europe, Asia and Africa.