Festival program 1 - 6 september 2023 

"Three are Too Many, Two - Not Enough" & TheatAir 

The festival is organized by NPO "IPTF Three are Too Many, Two - Not Enough" and State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv

with the financial support of the Bulgarian Minisrty of Culture, Plovdiv Municipality and National Culture Fund under the "One-year grant 2022" program


Tickets available at the box office of State Pupet Theatre - Plovdiv from 28th August 


1st september (friday) 

11:45 - “A PIECE OF THE MOON”
Main stage, State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
Stara Zagora Puppet Theatre, Bulgaria
puppet performance for children 6+

17:00 - "MONKEY ADVENTURES"
Viennese pavilion, Tsar Simeon's Garden
State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
puppet performance for children 3+

18:00 - THE CLOWN AND THE CITY
Kamenitza Stairs, Main Street
colwning performance by Kole Kitanov


18:30 - TWO ACTORS - THREE ARTISTS
Foyer, State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
opening of the joint exhibition by
Panayot Dobrev - Ponko, Dimitar Nikolov and Tinna Panayotova

18:45 - 2/3 OF THE THINGS
Foyer, State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
presentation of the poetry book by
Tinna Panayotova and Kiril Vladimirov

19:00 - "NOOSE"
Main stage, State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
“Merlin” Puppet Theatre, Germany
puppet performance for audience 16+

SCENE at KOMATEVO quarter - in front of "Ivan Vazov" community center

20:00 - “SPAS, THE TIGER-CUB”
Puppet Art, Bulgaria
puppet performance for children 3+

21:00 - "DON'T TOUCH MY HANDS!"
Los Sombras Chinas, Spain
shadow performance for all ages


2nd september (saturday)

10:30 - “GRANDPA PULLS A TURNIP”
Open-air stage, State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
Malle-malle" Puppet Theatre, Bulgaria
puppet performance for children 2+

11:45 - "THE DOG THAT..."
Main stage, State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
Puppet Theatre Ruse
puppet performance for children 3+

17:00 - “JOVAN"
Viennese pavilion, Tsar Simeon's Garden
Bufos Puppet Theatre, Greece
puppet show inspired by Rembetiko music, 5+
18:00 - THE CLOWN AND THE CITY
Kamenitza Stairs, Main Street
colwning performance by Kole Kitanov

19:00 - "FLIGHT OF THE MOLE"
Main stage, State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
Puppet's Lab, Bulgaria
puppet performance for audience 16+

21:00 - SECRET CONCERT
Open-air stage, State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
Surprise performer

STAGE at TRAKIYA quarter - at Park 2019 

20:00 - “HUG ME”
Puppet Theatre Burgas
puppet performance for children 3+

21:00 - "WHO AM I?"
Agni Satya, Bulgaria
fire performance


3rd september (sunday)

10:30 - “HUG ME”
Open-air stage, State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
Puppet Theatre Burgas, Bulgaria
puppet performance for children 3+

11:45 - "JACK AND THE BEANSTALK"
Main stage, State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
Sofia Puppet Theatre, Bulgaria
puppet performance for children 5+

17:00 - "HARLEQUINADES"
Viennese pavilion, Tsar Simeon's Garden
Bambabambin Puppet Theatre, Italy
comedia del arte puppet performance, 4+

18:00 - "HORROR PUPPETS SHOW"
Kamenitza Stairs, Main Street
El Bechin, Italy
clown, mime and puppet performance for all ages

19:00 - "BODY CONCERT"
Main stage, State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
 Lone Wolf Tribe, USA
 puppet performance for audience 16+
21:00 - SECRET CONCERT
Open-air stage, State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
Surprise performer

STAGE at Kurshiyaka quarter - Park Ribinitza

20:00 - “MERMAID” 
 Vessel Theatre, Bulgaria
puppet performance for children 7+

21:00 - "DANCE OF THE WORLD OF SHADOW AND COLORS"
Theatre 916, Turkey
shadow perfromance for all ages


4th september (monday)

10:30 and 11:45 - “TWINKLE”
Main stage, State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
Sofia Puppet Theatre, Bulgaria
performance for children 2+

12:00 - 14:00 and 16:00 - 18:00  - STORIES IN A BOX
Viennese pavilion, Tsar Simeon's Garden
Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv and Theatre Art Land 
puppetry miniatures for one spectator

16:00 - "BOUNDARY"
Luky Cinema
NPO "Three are too many, two - not enough"
documentary on puppetry and contemporary technologies
 19:00 - "PATHS"
Main stage, State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
Cagri Yİlmaz Puppets, Montenegro
family puppet performance 7+

 21:00 - HOMEOPATHY FOR THE SOUL - stand-up comedy show
Open-air stage, State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
Drama Theatre Gabrovo
Dimitar Ivanov - The Captain and the puppets Bai Tanyo and AJ Tik-Tok, 18+





5th September (tuesday)

10:30 - “THE BREMEN TOWN MUSICIANS”
Main stage, State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
Theatre 199 "Valentin Stoychev", Bulgaria
puppet performance for children 5+

12:00 - 14:00 and 16:00 - 18:00 - STORIES IN A BOX
Viennese pavilion, Tsar Simeon's Garden
Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv and Theatre Art Land
puppetry miniatures for one spectator

16:00 - 19:00  - VIRTUAL REALITY
Foyer, State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
Rubecula Company, Bulgaria
short VR puppetry films 
19:00 - "OperettAlzheimer"
Main stage, State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
MalaStrana Company, France
family puppet performance 12+

21:00 - SECRET CONCERT
Open-air stage, State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
Surprise performer



6th september (wednesday)

10:30 - “COSMIC MISCHIEFS”
Main stage, State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
State Puppet Theatre Vidin, Bulgaria
family puppet performance 5+

16:00 - "PIPPI LONGSTOCKING"
Main stage, State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv
Puppet Theatre "Georgi Mitev - Joro", Bulgaria
family puppet performance 5+


The tickets for the performances at the stages of State Puppet Theatre - Plovdiv are limited. We recommend that you get your tickets in advance. The events at the foayer of the theatre and around the city are free. 

The festival is organized with the financial support of the Bulgarian Minisrty of Culture, Plovdiv Municipality and National CultureFund under the "One year-grant" 2022 program