2010 | Main programme - Bulgarian selection Drama Theatre - Main Stage | 04 June, 19.30
05 June , 19.00
THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? (notes toward a definition of tragedy)
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THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? (notes toward a definition of tragedy)

Author: Edward Albee

Director: Javor Gardev

Scenography: Nikola Toromanov

Costumes: Nikola Toromanov

Music: Kalin Nikolov

Translated by Haralampi Anichkin

Part of Showcase Programme

Cast:
Boyka Velkova, Mihail Bilalov, Yulian Vergov, Ivo Arakov

The happily married and successful architect Martin Gray (Michail Bilalov received Ikar Award 2010 of the Union of Bulgarian Actors for best actor in a leading role) admits to a friend of his that he is in love with Sylvia, who turns out to be … a goat. This revelation, which breaks one of the fundamental human taboos, destroys the comfort of his family happiness. The audience witnesses a human catastrophy, presented by a brilliant theatrical cast. The play, which won the Tony Award creates a new hypothesis of what is conceived as tragic today by posing the question – where are the boundaries of intimacy and loneliness, and of the ability to understand others.

Duration: 100 min.

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