The Cat with the Fickle Bag 5+
A long, winding street in the suburbs, lined by luxurious mansions with meticulously kept front gardens; there, absolutely adorable pets are wagging their tails in a disciplined manner, fathers in impeccably ironed suits with firmly tightened ties drive flawlessly polished cars to work, and kids play with expensive electronic toys. Order, calm, and a content air of prosperity.
There, squished between the mansions, stands a slightly smaller house, a fair bit less opulent than the others, somewhat paler and unassuming, but also much happier. It just doesn't know it yet. Here, a girl and a boy live with their mother. One day, as the two are bored, they carelessly wish for all those toys that all the other kids have, as they are quite certain that those kids are having far more fun than they are.
Straight from the wildest dreams, the Cat suddenly appears in front of them and promises the best entertainment in the world. You see, his bag holds a wondrous machine that can create a thousand things from one, change anyone's hair colour in an instant, or effortlessly conjure up endless fields of green grass. Just for them, he creates an abundance of brilliance and foreign allure which, soon enough, begins mercilessly choking the most noble of substances, that from which love is woven.
The mischievous tomcat is an invaluable helper in determining the things which should not be hoarded in our lives, in order to leave enough breathing room to respect that which is essential.
Crew and cast
Directress Tamara Kučinović
Performers Miha Bezeljak, Elena Volpi, Tilen Kožamelj, Metka Jurc, Danilo Trstenjak and Maksimiljan Dajčman
Visual designer Ivana Čemerikić
Composer Hrvoje Radnić
Translator Mojca Redjko
Speech advisor Metka Damjan
Dramaturge Katarina Klančnik Kocutar
Lighting designer Tamara Kučinović
Lighting technician Enver Ibrahimagić
Sound designer Mitja Pastirk
Puppet and props makers Darka Erdelji, Primož Mihevc and Lucia Žitnik
Set makers Branko Caserman and Lucijan Jošt
Costume manufacturer Mojca Bernjak
Premiere — 12. December 2013