Oh, my dear Anna (ACH DU LIEBE ANNA) | Play | Ivan Vazov National Theatre
01 June, Saturday 19:30 "Apostol Karamitev" Stage

Oh, my dear Anna (ACH DU LIEBE ANNA)

Duration
01 h 05 m
Genre
Comedy

Production team:

Set Designer
Tanya Nedelcheva
Musical environment
Georgy Georgiev-Antika

Oh, my dear Anna (ACH DU LIEBE ANNA)

By Verena Kanaan

 

DIRECTOR:

Giorgi Georgiev-Antika

TRANSLATION:

Vladko Murdarov

SCENOGRAPHY:

Tanya Nedelcheva

MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT:

Giorgi Georgiev-Antika

FEATURING:

Anna: ANNA STANCHEVA

Madame: ALEKSANDRA VASSILEVA

 

At the heart of this project rests a play by Austrian author Verena Kanaan, "Oh, My Dear Anna". The characters are Anna, the maid, and the Madame, an actress. Two women within the same space, who never meet, who never see each other even once, and who never have a single dialogue. The format is a monologue. It touches on themes such as loneliness, dependence on the other, strong unconscious attachment, and verging on obsession, which can lead to extreme actions. And this is where the theme of freedom comes in. Is one free when there is no more dependence, because the agent is removed, or does one remain captive to the other in one's consciousness and existence forever? Their relationship is rooted in love, one woman's necessity for the other, and the events of life that confront both women. The maid's language is spontaneous, primal in the manner of a plebeian, funny. The maid is an aristocrat, a star who lived the great themes of art. The subtitle of the work, Furioso for a play-hungry actress, is extremely interesting and thought-provoking. Furioso – a musical term meaning unrestrained, furious, which has been applied to all components of the production. Through the masterfully written criminal plot, the actresses build their characters using a very rich palette of expressive devices. The text also poses the question of our second self. If we lose it, is it possible to be without our other half? To what extent are we ourselves and to what extent are we someone else, whom we would much more like to be, and to what extent can this furious desire replace us, killing our other self? Thus, in the detective genre, the themes of routine, addiction, and freedom, dressed up in humour and presented furiously can reach every viewer.

 

ASSISTANT-DIRECTOR:

Reneta Ikonomova

COORDINATOR "POCKET THEATRE":

Nikolai Lukanov

POSTER DESIGNER:

Nikolai Lukanov

POSTER PHOTOGRAPHER:

Gergana Damyanova

PROGRAM AND POSTER DESIGNER:

Yanina Petrova 

PHOTOGRAPHER:

Bozhidar Markov

 

The performance is a co-production between the Pocket Theatre and the Ivan Vazov National Theatre. With the support of the Ministry of Culture.

 

Premiere: 15 December 2022

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