28 November, Thursday 19:00 Main stage

Life is wonderful

by Nikolai Erdman
translation by Alexander Morfov, Julia Ognyanova
Duration
03 h 00 m (with interval)
Genre
Comedy
Age restriction
Not suitable for persons under 14

Production team:

Set designer
Nikola Toromanov
Costume designer
Marina Dodova
Composer
Assen Avramov

"LIFE IS WONDERFUL"

by NIKOLAI ERDMAN

 

The staging team:

Translation - Alexander Morfov, Julia Ognyanova

Director - Alexander Morfov

Scenography - Nikola Toromanov

Costumes - Marina Dodova

Music - Assen Avramov

 

Featuring:

KAMEN DONEV, RENI VRANGOVA, SVETLANA YANCHEVA, PLAMEN PEEV, ALBENA KOLEVA, RUSI CHANEV,

STEFANIA KOLEVA, THEODOR ELMAZOV, DARIN ANGELOV, DEYAN ANGELOV, VALENTIN TANEV, PAVLIN PETRUNOV,

EMIL MARKOV, YORDAN PETKOV, BILYANA PETRINSKA, VALENTIN BALABANOV, LYUBOMIR PETKASHEV,

VLADISLAVA NIKOLOVA, ALBENA STAVREVA, STEFAN KUSHEV, VIARA TABAKOVA, VASILENA VINCENZO

 

With the special participation of the musical Hall Orchestra "Razkarshi": Veselin Veselinov-Eko, Miso Shishkov-son, Nikola Temlow, Danail Totev.

 

The performance was created by the text, which was strictly forbidden by the Soviet authorities - a play by Nikolay Erdman "The Suicide", written in 1928, but performed for the first time in 1987. "The Suicide" is proclaimed to be a mirroring image of the twentieth century and compared Nikolay Erdman with classics of satire Nicholay Gogol and Soukhovo-Kobilin. The title "Life is Wonderful" leads to reflections and hopes for the victory of daily miracles, imagination and great truths over the crushing reality. After a midnight scandal, filled with very funny and reaching the boundaries of the cheerful absurdity, scenes, the main character Podsekalnikov decides to commit suicide.  The reasons are unemployment, unfulfilled dreams, boredom of everyday life and of others... But when he decided to leave this world, because he could no longer find meaning in life, a mob of people appeared to convince him to make sense of his impending death. What follows is an avalanche of fun, insanity and a  completely unexpected ending.

 

Kamen Donev won the IKAR' 2013 and ASKEER' 2012 awards for the leading male role of Semyon Podsekalnikov.

Svetlana Yancheva won the Society of Independent Theatre Critics’s Award for the role of Serafima Ilinichna.

 

Dramaturge - Rozalia Radichkova

Assistant Director - Olga Nedyalkova

Photography - Feliya Baruch

Design of poster and program - Liana Dimitrova

 

Premiere - March 31, 2012

 

The performance is not suitable for persons under 14.

Duration - 3 h. 20 min., with intermission

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