28 December, Tuesday 19:00 Chamber Hall Premiere

Un Piano Dans l'Herbe (A Piano on the Grass)

by Françoise Sagan
translation by Svetlana Pancheva

Production team:

Stage version
Yourii Dachev
Production
Yourii Dachev
Set Designer
Radina Bliznakova
Costume designer
Radina Bliznakova
Composer
Assen Avramov

Un Piano Dans l'Herbe

(A piano on the Grass)

by Françoise Sagan

 

Creatives:

Adapted and directed by Yourii Datchev

Set & Costume Designer: Radina Bliznakova

Music by Asen Avramov

 

Cast:

EMANUELA SHKODREVA, VELISLAV PAVLOV, HRISTO CHESHMEDZHIEV, VYARA TABAKOVA,

VICTORIA KOLEVA, EVA DANAILOVA, NENCHO KOSTOV, HRISTO TERZIEV

 

I do not remember when I took a liking for Sagan’s writings. In the years of my growing as a reader, she was already a ‘star of my daddy’s day’. Her novels felt weepy, somewhat trite and indistinguishable from one other. But never boring, no! I was at a loss, though, as to what was scandalous about Bonjour Tristesse (Hello Sadness), much more interesting seemed to be what I happened to know about Sagan’s lifestyle: drugs, gambling, fast cars, outrageous love affairs with men and women alike, altercations at Cannes, when she was Jury President… On the few photos of her in the then Bulgarian press, a more and more aging women was seen, looking uncertainly, vaguely reminiscent of a tired bird…

I gradually began to fathom how valiant was Sagan the writer. She spoke about love simply and unexpectedly, as only this feeling would; about sex, forthrightly, with no frills; about separation, tearlessly, but unremorsefully ‘observing’ the love wounds. Her best days of a writer may have long gone; still, Sagan is of the authors, who will be there for us when we face our failures, the cooling summer and loneliness that come after.

I do not remember when I took a liking for Sagan’s writings, but I knew why: because of her knack of leading us into the art of greeting sadness. And smilingly too. Almost.

Yourii Dachev

 

Translated by Svetlana Pancheva

Assistant director: Meglena Dimitrova

Photographer: Bozhidar Markov

Poster & Leaflet Designer: Yanina Petrova

 

Premieres on 15, 16 October 2021.

 

Unsuitable for 14s and under.

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