The latest premiere of the Theatre + pilot programme of “Ivan Vazov” National Theatre takes place on 25 and 26 April in the Chamber Hall. After presenting 'Pieces of a Woman' by Kata Weber, directed by Chris Sharkov and 'Horo' based on Anton Strashimirov’s novel, directed by Vasilena Radeva, the programme undertakes to explore Nikolai Gogol’s abundant legacy with 'Walking With Gogol'. The production is based on N.V. Gogol’s texts and the stage adaptation and direction are done by Katya Petrova.
Nikolai Gogol (1809 – 1852) is an author for whom sorrow and tragedy are overcome through sparkling laughter. The paradoxes of life, reflected in his whimsical fantasy, are both comic and mystical. Human and otherworldly, people and ghosts intermingle in Gogol’s chorus – the overcoats are vibrant, the portraits alive, and noses stroll along the boulevards.
The performance is a new and original take on Gogol’s prose. It expands the on-stage perception of the author, as his absurdist humour is revealed by the artists in a way that is captivating with its improvisational power.
Photo: Stefan N. Shterev