2019/2020 — Season 64
Emmanuel Guibert and Marc Boutavant

Ariol: Up to the Ears in Love

Directed by: Matjaž Pograjc
Première: 19. 1. 2019
Performances
Wednesday / 11 Sep / 09:30 / Velenje
Wednesday / 11 Sep / 11:30 / Velenje
Cast
  • Ariol – a blue donkey with big glasses
  • Mule – Ariol's mother
  • Avoine – Ariol's father, Mr. Ribera – Ariol's gym teacher, a rooster; Ariol's classmate, a billy goat
  • Jurica Marčec
    Ramono – Ariol's best friend, a pig
  • Klara Kastelec
    Petula – Ariol's love interest, a cow
  • Nika Ivančić
    Bizbille – Ariol's classmate who is in love with him, a fly
  • Ariol's classmate, a horse
  • Ariol's classmate, a dog with a long mane
  • Mr. Blunt – Ariol's class teacher, a dog; Petula's mother, a cow
  • Thunder horse; Mr. Blitz – photographer, a mouse
Credits
  • Assistant director: Katarina Krapež
  • Choreography: Branko Potočan
  • Music: Silence (Boris Benko, Primož Hladnik)
  • Set design: Sandi Mikluž, Denis Goja
  • Costume design: Neli Štrukelj
  • Video design: Luka Dekleva
  • Illustrations: Meta Wraber
  • Consultant: Brane Vižintin
  • Language consultant: Mateja Dermelj
  • Lighting design: Matjaž Brišar
  • Sound design: Marijan Sajovic
  • Make-up artist: Tina Prpar
  • Stage manager: Gašper Tesner

 

Description

Ariol is a little blue donkey, nine years old, and the protagonist of the eponymous children’s comic of already thirteen books in French, with five also available in Slovenian. The performance will pay particular attention to those episodes that can be linked to the actual social events. Ariol’s stories, which include members of all generations, are warm, lively, entertaining and witty, and sensibly don’t paint the world in black-and-white and don’t eschew more serious topics. The authors carefully avoid moralising or being too didactic, but the points of the stories are created so that they open the possibility for talks at home or at school. The characters are life-like, easily identifiable with, and the authors don’t simplify everyday situations, but rather present them with liveliness, spark and a good dose of humour.

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