The Cricket and the Ant on a birthday is a new theater show for children performed by Alice in WonderBand!

The premiere was on September 13, 2020 at the Festival of Ecological Theater for Children and Youth, which was held online at

It is for the audience older than 4 years.

The Cricket and the Ant on a birthday is a non-verbal play that uses theatrical, dance and musical language equally, relying on the motifs of the famous Aesop’s fable. Living in a modern society, our Cricket and Ant show what their world looks like when they are in the immediate vicinity of a child’s birthday celebration – when giant children throw rubbish on the ground and (un)consciously endanger their lives.

The play aims to point out, through the story of a friendship, the environmental problems of today and the necessity of empathy for the living creatures around us that we do not notice.

The Cricket and the Ant on a birthday
by motifs of Aesop’s fable The Cricket and the Ant
Directed by: Sonja Petrović
Dramaturgy: Dr. Fatma Kećeli
Scenography: Sonja Petrović
Costumes: Marija Petrović
Music: Alice in WonderBand
Sound design: Miloš Milić
Light design: Imre Makra
Cricket: Ana Vrbaški
Ant: Marko Dinjaški
Production: Bečej Theater and Ecological Theater Festival for Children and Youth


08/16 Korifej festival, Kolasin, Montenegro
05/17 May play, festival for children, Becej, Serbia
04/02 National Theater, Sombor, Serbia
01/12 Festival of theater for children, Aleksinac, Serbia


09/13 Online premiere, Festival of ecological children for theater and youth