The Apocalipse Comes at 6 P.M.

by Georgi Gospodinov

The apocalypse is a revelation necessary to move on

The last exciting premiere at the State Puppet Theater - Plovdiv for 2023 is coming up!

"The Apocalypse Comes at 6 P.M." is a play by the winner of the International "Booker" literary Prize for 2023 - Georgi Gospodinov. The text of the most awarded and popular modern Bulgarian author comes to life on stage on November 30th.

The play is a look back at the period before November 10th, 1989 in Bulgaria when there was a change in the political regime. A time that provokes many questions and to which there are many points of view. The director Leo Capon talks about the provocation to stage this particular play: "It is about a time in which I lived, but not the young people. I want to tell them so that they can have a clearer and more accurate judgment. Puppetry gives us the opportunity to tell the story by hiding behind a mask. Then the apocalypse becomes a revelation. We have a habit of talking a lot about that time and we don't always tell the truth".

The performance is a kind of intergenerational dialogue that touches on deeply personal topics and problems, presents the inner apocalypse of the characters who are looking for ways to exist in society. How do we preserve ourselves without being hidden individualists? The echoes of these questions, relevant 40 years ago, are still heard today. In the performance, we see the history that defines our present and future in the constant flow of time.

Hristina Nedeva's scenography places the characters on the border between reality and fantasies, illusions, dreams. The combination of the visuals with the music of the composer Plamen Petkov creates a full-blooded landscape of both the inner world and the surrounding reality, of the collisions between the two that cause small apocalypses. Every night at six o'clock.

In the performance you will see actors Velizar Evtimov, Yordan Stoyanov, Evdokia Encheva, Staiko Staikov, Mihaela Andonova, Ivelin Nikolov, Eline Stoyanova.

The tickets for the performance on November 30 at 7:00 p.m. are sold out.  Last tickets for the next one, on December 1st at 19:00, can be purchased at the theater box office.

Look forward for "The Apocalypse Comes at 6 P.M." again in January.