Based on Aesop’s fables


Text Author: Sivan Omerzu and Meta Brulec

Director: Silvan Omerzu

Puppet design: Silvan Omerzu

Scenography: Silvan Omerzu

Original Music: Vasko Atanasovski

Puppet Production: Silvan Omerzu and Žiga Lebar

Scenography Production: Žiga Lebar

Costume Production: Irena Jovanović

Translation: Nebojša Pop Tasić

Illustration: Silvan Omerzu

Graphic Design: Lazar Stanojević

Photographer: Lazar Stanojević

Cameraman: Zoran Laki Lazarević


Vixen, Narrator: Milica Redžić

Crow, Narrator: Nevena Brzaković / Dubravka Brkić

Rooster, Rabbit, Narrator: Petar Lukić

Premiere: May 11th 2022

Age limit: 3+

Duration: 35 minutes

Director’s comment:

Once upon a time, man lived closely with animals, he domesticated some of them, he hunted the others or he was hunted. Thus it is understandable that animals have appeared in the oldest known stories. In many enlightening narratives which have survived till today, animals possess human features. These stories are called fables.

They were known even in ancient Egypt and India, and in Europe they were spreading mostly under the influence of Anctic Greece. Aesop, the most well-known narrator of all time, supposedly lived in Greece in the fifth century BC. He is said to have been from Phrygia, to have been a slave, to have had a hunchback, speech impediment and to have been executed in Delphi for blasphemy. Although there are no reliable proofs that he ever really lived, he is attributed to a number of various fables which have endured for 2500 years in oral tradition. The fables have had as many printed editions as no other book.

Aesop’s fables are usually short and funny, they express enlightening thoughts from everyday life with simple language. Every fable has an addition in the form of concise teaching or morale. Through irony and expressive doctrine they point out people’s mistakes. Aesop imitated Indian and Greek fables. It has never seemed unusual to us that animals speak human language, so we could, to a certain extent, consider them forerunners of comics and cartoons. During the Renaissance period, fables became a popular literary genre which authors wished to teach and educate readers with.