An Action Without Words

… I am thinking. The cube drops from the rope. I hear a whistle. I turn around, see the cube, look at the carafe with water, think, go to the cube, pick it up, take it to the tree and place it under the carafe, test its stability, step on it, try in vain to reach the cube, quit, step down, take the cube back to its place, I turn away and I think. Another cube, a smaller one, falls from the rope. …

The play depicts the struggle of an individual trapped in an environment without basic necessities. The desert is also an invisible cage. He is deprived of basic living comfort, but at the same time he is exposed to provocations of a sensual nature, which forces him to think and find solutions, which he does not need in the world of comfort. However, solutions are constantly eluding. Disadvantages are disappointments, but one learns from them. He becomes a creator of his own ideas, thoughts and plans.

invisible cage


Director and visual image creator:
Zoran Petrovič
Barbara Jamšek, Nataša Šišernik in Andrej Vršič
Costume designer:
Jenny Štumberger
Light mise-en-scène designer and co-author of the scene:
David Orešič
Technical support:
Tin Grabnar
40 minutes
27 May 2010, Maribor Puppet Theatre
Moment in Maribor Puppet Theatre