Sunday, September 17th; Zrinjevac Music Pavillion; 18.00 h; 3+; 35 minutes; in Croatian
The boy named Tunja, somewhat unusual, lives with his even more unusual friends. How do they spend their days? What does a pig have to do with crowing? How to fix a broken egg? How to be friends with the sun? How to make new friends? Why is it good to be different from others? The smiling protagonist of this play, simply named Tunja will tell us about all of this, and even more Tunja shows us in what ways the infinite child’s imagination exists. The play relies on the well-known poem by Grigor Vitez, but other creative ideas and fantasies will also be used. Through the performance, the actor will explore the impossible from the possible, encompass a part of the song, but also add new unmentioned illogicalities. The play will be the affirmation of basic human values, it will encourage children to play, to laugh and have fun, and through interactive parts break down children’s fears. It is a didactic play that teaches children about art through play.
ARTISTIC ORGANIZATION IVANA BRLIĆ MAŽURANIĆ THEATRE COMPANY, SLAVONSKI BROD, REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
The Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić Children’s Theater was founded in 1980 under the name of the Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić Puppet Scene, and the tradition of puppetry in Slavonski Brod has its roots in puppetry activities that took place after the Second World War in kindergartens and schools.
After a short break due to war events in 1993, Stanislav Hudi and Darija Vlajnić took over the organization (which until then was led by the founder Josip Činkl). At the suggestion of director Slavko Andres and set designer Antun Crljen, in 1996, the name was changed from the Ivan Brlić-Mažuranić Puppet Scene to the Ivan Brlić-Mažuranić Children’s Theater. The theater becomes a member of the Croatian Center UNIMA (International Association of Puppeteers) and the Croatian Center ASSITEJ (Association of Professional Theaters for Children and Youth).
After a long consideration of a semi-professional theater in Slavonski Brod, in 2012 the Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić Children’s Theater founded the Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić Theater Troupe in Slavonski Brod.