The owl and the pussycat – 18th of June 2013 in 21:00

May 13th, 2013 // Performances 2013


Name of the original: The Owl and The Pussycat

Director: Ivana Peroš

Adaptation: Tomislav Bedeniković

Producer: Tomislav Bedeniković

Scenic designer: Igor Dobranić

Costume designer: Igor Dobranić

Photo and author of posters and promo material: Vladimir Tintor



DORIS- Ana Begić-Tahiri

FELIX – Vladimir Tintor

Lighting design: Robert Pavlić

Stage manager: Rastka Kosovac-Belavić

Wardrobe and props: Anđela Fajt

Sound designer: Bojan Blažević

Stagehand: Davor Trupac

First performance in Croatia: City theatre “Zorin dom” September 9, 2012.

Premiere: City theatre “Zorin dom” March 9, 2013.


 About the author:

Bill Manhoff was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1919. In the mid fifties he started working as a comedy writer, primarily for television, which was his first love and on which he staid three decades. Although he was well known as a television writer, he is most remembered for his theatrical text for duo-drama “The Owl and the Pussycat”. The comedy “The Owl and the Pussycat” was first performed on the 18th of November 1964. After the unprecedented success of the show, Manhoff returned to television, where he remained until his death in 1974.


About the play:

“The Owl and the Pussycat” had its premiere in the ANTA Playhouse in New York on the 18th of November 1964 with a total of 427 performances. In the original lineup of the duo-drama the role of the intellectual Felix was interpreted by Alan Alda (later he gained popularity with the serial M*A*S*H), while the black actress Diana Sands plaid the role of the “model and actress” Doris.

The theme is contemporary, based on two very realistic, excellently conceived characters, Felix and Doris, who convinced themselves to be persons they are not in reality. She is a prostitute who convinces herself and others that she is actually an actress and model, while he is an ordinary cashier at the bookstore and self proclaimed intellectual who is trying to convince himself and others that he is a talented writer, although he had never published anything. After an unexpected meeting, Felix and Doris fall in love, break up and again become close, but refuse to face the truth and leave their imaginary world.

After some frustrating, but comical situations, finally they recognize their weakness and self-delusion. The author has created two very vivid and compelling characters that with their hilarious adventures provide entertainment and lot of fun to the audience.

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