2018 | Main programme - Bulgarian selection Drama Theatre - Main Stage | 01 June , 19:30
02 June , 19:30
Bulgarian Army Theatre


Author: Yordan Yovkov

stage version and staging: Krasimir Spasov

set design: Krasimir Valkanov

costumes: Maria Dimanova

music and sound environment: Sasho Mladenov

vocal: Neli Andreeva

Gergana Dandanova, Asen Kobilarov, Veselin Anchev, Luizabel Nikolova, Ivan Radoev, Aleksandar Doynov, Stoyko Peev, Radosveta Vasileva, Petar Dimov, Simeon Damyanov, Stanislava Nikolova, Vladislav Violinov, Tigran Torosyan, Mimoza Bazova, Evelin Kostova, Ivan Nalbantov, Yordan Aleksiev, Kalin Ivanov, Ognyan Karabelyov

Almost a century after the drama “Albena” was written its heroine is among the most compelling female characters in Bulgarian drama classics. Albena is the object of common adoration for her beauty, vitality, freedom in her dealings with others. As if she carries something inside that everyone wants to have: she is as much as a real character as an imaginary one. However, it is only a matter of time from here to the fatal sinful step And the terrible thing happens. What is the price of being different in a patriarchal society? Which is that instinct in the society causing it to offer sacrifice to maintain its established order?

The performance of the theatre master Krasimir Spasov casts new light on this landmark Bulgarian modern drama. Theatre critics have characterized it as “provocative and unexpected reading that not only takes us back to the vitality and dramatic tension of a rapidly developing Bulgaria rushing at modern world before the Second World War but sounds quite topical today as well.” (Literaturen Vestnik Weekly)

Tickets Price: 20, 18, 15, 12 BGN Duration: 105 min.

GALLERY    Photo: Ivan Donchev