Direction and Choreography: Belma Lizde-Kurt
Cast: Muhamed Hadzovic, Irma Alimanovic, Snjezana Bogicevic, Edhem Husic
Production: Aparat theater, 2010

The play “Pinocchio in Trouble” was written on the basis of the book by Carlo Collodi.
The story has been transferred to today’s world. It is the story of an unwanted boy who, as he grows up, has to go through various trials and tribulations, into which he is ensnared by adults of dubious moral. They all try to manipulate the boy, from his father Geppetto, to an illiterate theatre manager, local alcoholics, thieves, drug addicts, pedophiles, harlots and sadists. Society is trying with all its might to throw him into its ruthless system without values. Pinocchio must decide between good and evil on his own. If by some chance he opts for good, it will be a true miracle. This is because everybody around him, when they have a chance to choose, chooses evil. On his way to adulthood, he begins to control his selfish impulses, he learns to share, and to help his neighbours. Finally, he sacrifices himself to save his father. His main guide through all the adventures are his great heart and proud nose. Because, just like Cyrano, Pinocchio wears his nose as a burden of honesty and integrity.

Everybody lies. Only some have more audacity than others. The worst are those who lie that they do not lie. Everything is written on their faces. The nose is just a symbol.

This Pinocchio is not a story about a boy who lies.

Aparat Theater





Bojan Mustur

Bojan Mustur

Creative Director / Photographer
Bojan is a distinguished scholar, holding both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in digital/virtual scenography for theatre, film, and television from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, under the Department of Product Design. Since 2008, he has been an esteemed member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Association of Fine Arts, Painters, and Designers. His artistry has graced exhibitions in over 40 cities globally, showcasing his visionary works. Notably, as a designer, he has lent his creative prowess to the realization of more than 35 theatrical performances across the former Yugoslavia. As a Creative Director, Mustur has collaborated extensively with esteemed UN agencies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. These include the European Union, UNICEF, UNDP, UN Women, International Organisation for Migration-IOM, International Committee of the Red Cross-ICRC, OSCE, and USAID.

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