XXV anniversary edition of the international puppet theater festival "Тhree are too many, two - not enough" and X edition of Тheatair!
The festival gathers under the sky of Plovdiv some of the most interesting and prominent artists since 1977. Since 2012, it has been a biennale, with a new module called TheatAir added to it, aimed at outdoor shows and attractions - theater, circus, music, performance.
This year, within six days, from September 1st to 6th, you will be able to enjoy puppet shows for children and adults by 15 Bulgarian troupes and guests from eight countries – USA, Germany, France, Greece, Turkey, Montenegro, Italy, Spain.
On the stages of the puppet theater during the regular children's show times, 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., there will be performances for both the youngest and older children. Every evening from 19:00 on the main stage there will also be a show for adults.
The jury of the competitive program is the director Prof. Leonard Capon, who staged more than 170 shows in our country and abroad, Prof. Vasil Rokomanov - scenographer of iconic puppet shows, who represented Bulgaria at more than 30 exhibitions around the world, and Magdalena Lupi Alvir, an award-winning playwright and director of City Puppet Theater Rijeka, Croatia.
From 21:00 h. events will be held on the open-air stage of the theater. Especially for the 25th birthday of the festival, we are giving our viewers the opportunity to experience the unique excitement, like opening a gift - the wonderful surprise of something unexpected and unknown - three secret concerts of favorite Bulgarian musicians. You will know who they are when you see them on stage.
As every year, performances will be played in the City Garden at the familiar location, the Viennese Pavilion. Every afternoon there is a different puppet show for children, and on September 4 and 5 you can see puppet miniatures for one viewer - fairy tales in boxes. Look around the main street as well, where performances will be played in front of the steps of Kamenitsa from 6:00 p.m.
This year, the 10th edition of the TheatAir festival module is taking place outside the city center with the support of the Plovdiv Municipality. On the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of September, we will move the festival to the districts of Komatevo (in front of the community center "Ivan Vazov - 1931"), Trakia (Park 2019) and Karshiyaka (Park "Ribnitsa"). On the open stages you can enjoy theatrical performances, clowning show, fire show, shadow theater. The performances start at 20:00 and 21:00.
The big surprise for the anniversary of the festival is that for the first time it will also leave the city! On September 3rd, the premiere puppet miniature for one viewer of the Puppet Theater - Plovdiv - "The Brave Lead Soldier" - will be presented in the city of Haskovo, in front of the Drama and Puppet Theater "Ivan Dimov" and in the city of Dimitrovgrad in the park "N. Vaptsarov".
Tickets for the events on the main and open stage can be purchased at the box office of the puppet theater. Some of the performances are no longer available.
The festival is organized by the NPO "IPTF "Three are too many, two - not enough"" and the State Puppet Theater - Plovdiv and is realized with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture, the Municipality of Plovdiv and the National Fund "Culture" under the program "One-year grant - 2022"