The Queen of Spades
“The passion for playing is the strongest of passions” A.S. Pushkin
Based on the work of A. S. Pushkin
Dramaturgy: Veselka Kuncheva and Ina Bozhidarova
Director: Veselka Kuncheva
Stage Design: Marieta Golomehova
Assistant stage-designer: Eduardo Planas Abarca
Photo: Ivan Donchev / Guergana Damianova
Stage and costume design attelier: Gergana Stamatova, Elitza Marinova, Elina Ivanova-Mincheva, Angelina Rizova-Yanakieva, Vesko Garkov, Gergana Mantarlieva, Nikola Bozadzhiev
Cast: Polina Hristova, Eva Danailova, Nataliya Vasileva, Mihaela Andonova, Maria Pavlova / Elin Stoyanova, Plamen Dimov, Velizar Evtimov, Jivko Juranov, Aleksander Karamanov
The card game or the game of fortune. The game we dream of winning and thus achieve happiness, love, fulfilment, power. The game which whirls the desires within us. This is the theme explored by the team in the performance. The desires which slowly swell, obsess us, obey us and finally swirl us up into their power to spit us out - crooked and monstrous semi human. Or the desires suppressed, hidden, and concealed by fear or insecurity, which let us rehash the grey routine of our everyday existence while expecting the mystical salvation. What becomes of a man crucified between the forces of the darkness and the light?
“Queen of Spades” is a performance for the salvation and the curse, the tearing passion and the false humility.
Duration: 70 minutes
Recommended age: 14+ years
Premiere: 2 September 2016
The performance has been created with the financial support of MONBAT LTD and Plovdiv Municipality