Season of community
2020/2021 — Season 65
Emmanuel Guibert and Marc Boutavant

Ariol: Donkeying Around

Directed by: Matjaž Pograjc
Première: 19. 1. 2019
  • Ariol – a blue donkey with big glasses
  • Mule – Ariol's mother
  • Avoine – Ariol's father
  • Jurica Marčeč / Daša Doberšek
    Ramono – Ariol's best friend, a pig
  • Klara Kastelec
    Petula –Ariol's love interest, a cow; Mr. Behemoth – a bookshop keeper, an owl
  • Nika Ivančić
    Bizbille – Ariol's classmate who is in love with him, a fly
  • Medical doctor, a fox; Ramono's mother, a pig
  • Parma – Ramono's sister, a pig; Bizbille's mother, a fly
  • Mr. Blunt – Ariol's class teacher, a dog
  • Thunder horse; Seller at a gas station, a dog; TV Programme
  • 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
  • Svetovalec za lutkovno animacijo: Brane Vižintin
  • Language consultant: Mateja Dermelj
  • Lighting design: Matjaž Brišar
  • Sound design: Marijan Sajovic
  • Make-up artist: Tina Prpar
  • Stage manager: Gašper Tesner

Ariol and Ramono play together every day after school, watch Chevalier Cheval and leaf through the album with Chevalier Cheval stickers – a fascinating collection … We follow them to a bookshop to get new stickers; at Ramono’s house we catch a short clip of Chevalier Cheval and we meet Ramono’s older sister Parma. Ariol’s afternoons are not all fun, however, particularly if he has to see a doctor. What he’s most afraid of are injections, and it’s a good thing that his caring mum is next to him. Ariol also gets along great with his dad, except when dad gives him mathematical problems to solve. Ariol doesn’t like that, he has to deal with mathematics I school – with dad, he prefers to have fun.