By: Gáspár Heltai
Adaptation by: Johanna Bertóti and László Rumi
Directed by: László Rumi
Featuring: Johanna Bertóti, Zsolt Csepei, Levente Imecs-Magdó, Tímea Udvari (former cast Bence Molnár, Emese Simó)

First run: May 31, 2013, at Váróterem
Duration: 45 minutes
Language: Hungarian

“Honourable audience,
Dames and fair maidens,
Windblown vagabonds
And coach driven lordships
You are all invited to follow,
With jaw-dropping excitement
One hundred and one
Fables of the master
Heltai Gáspár!”

Four members of Waiting Room Project theatre company planned to present a selection of fables from the afford mentioned one hundred and one fables in an object animated puppet show. The personified animals that exhibit certain features of the human nature will be presented with the help of puppets thus rendering a rather wide range of emotions linked to human fallibility: cruelty, vanity, demagoguery, envy, pride, revenge, gluttony, pretence. The presence of all these negative features will be skillfully balanced by a great deal of humour and other positive characteristics as innocence and helpfulness. The language of the show displays Heltai’s flavourful archaic use of language, but at the meantime it is understandable and enjoyable. The music plays a paramount role in the show. The puppet masters recommend it from children and adults alike.

Festival participations:

January 24, 2016: Vendégváró Festival, Bethlen Téri Theater – Budapest
August 15, 2015: Kultivál Festival, Bánffy Palace – Cluj-Napoca
December 15, 2014: The Year of PLAY – Sfântu Gheorghe
November 22, 2014: KISZT – Cluj-Napoca
September 27, 2014: Saint Michael Days, 18th edition – Săcele
July 13, 2014: Week of the Winged Dragon – Nyírbátor (Hungary)
May 26, 2014: Lurkó Festival – Miercurea Ciuc
February 1, 2014: Jubilee carnival – Stana
July 21, 2013: Peninsula Festival – Cluj-Napoca

Photos by Bán József: 1-10; Imecs-Magdó Eszter: 11-19.