A Capital(ist) Mistake | Play | Ivan Vazov National Theatre
19 September, Thursday 19:00 Main stage

A Capital(ist) Mistake

02 h 30 m
Comedy, Drama
Age restriction
Not suitable for persons under 12


Loosely based on Ödön von Horváth


Stage version:

Ivan Panteleev


Ivan Panteleev

Set & Costume Designers:

Milena Panteleeva, Elis Veli


Antoni Donchev


A Capital(ist) Mistake, starting from Ödön von Horváth’s Kasimir und Karoline goes to the perennial questions of Faith, Hope, and Love as far into the future as 2150, when the blending of biology and the emerging nanotechnologies promises the human race an almost endless lifespan. True to his principle (known to our theatregoers from the production Useless Men), director Ivan Panteleev sooner than just telling us a story, focuses once more on opening up a vast and emotionally saturated space for thinking, where essential are complexes of themes and the intuitive associations between them, rather than the storyline and the narrative. Central to this space is again the actor working towards the moment of unity, towards that moment of communication with the spectators, when the shared experience becomes much more important than the lesson that can be learned from it.

Just as unemployment is the main factor behind the labour market and penury paves the way for capital, infidelity remains the greatest spur in love.

Ivan Panteleev


Icarus Award 2021 for Supporting Female Actress for Radena Valkanova



Yourii Datchev

Assistant Director:

Olga Nedialkova


Vladimir Karamazov

Poster and leaflet designer:

Yanina Petrova


Premiere: 26, 27 and 29 September 2020

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