The Purple Island

by Mikhail Bulgakov
Staging
Tedy Moskov
Scenography
Svila Velichkova
Costumes
Svila Velichkova
Dramatization
After the translation of Maya Pramatarova
Music
Antony Donchev
Cast
Vera Stoykova, Krasimir Dobrev, Galin Ginev, Boyan Stoyanov, Gergana Gospodinova, Evgeniya Vasileva, Diana Tsolevska,Stoyan Stoyanov
Forthcoming dates

The Purple Island

(Or Main rehearsal of the performance of Jules Verne
In the theatre of Genadii Panfilovich –
With music, volcanic eruptions and English sailors in four acts, with a prologue and an epilogue)

Mikhail Bulgakov
 

Performance of Tedy Moskov
After the translation of Maya Pramatarova
Stage and costume design Svila Velichkova
Music Antony Donchev
 

Actors:

VERA STOYKOVA(Ghenadii Panfilovich – theater’s director, He is also Edward Glenarvon)
KRASIMIR DOBREV (Vasilii Arthurovich Demogatski– writer with the pseudonymous Jules Verne, He is also Kiri Kuki – palace adventurer)
GALIN GINEV (Sava Lukich – processor,Liki – Tiki – a general, white arap)
BOYAN STOYANOV (Likuy Isaich – conductor,Jacques Paganel – a member of the Geographical Society, Kay – Kum – first positive native,
Tohonga – guardian arap)
GERGANA GOSPODINOVA (Lydia Ivanovna – The wife of Genadii Panfilovich, she is also Lady Glenarvon)
EVGENIYA VASILEVA Vasileva (Betsy – Lady Glenarvon’s maid, Fara – Tete – second positive native)
DIANA TSOLEVSKA(Nikanor Metelkin – assisting director,He is also Passepartout the servant, he is also the Talking parrot)
STOYAN STOYANOV (Sizi – Buzi II – white arap, lord of the island, prompter)

ALL: Arap – guardians (negative, but repented)
Red native men and women (positive and untold crowds)
The harem of Sizi – Buzi II, English sailors, musicians, theatre students, hairdressers and tailors

“The Purple Island” (M. Bulgakov) has not been performed in our country yet. Its subtitle is “Main rehearsal of the performance of Jules Verne in the theatre of Genadii Panfilovich – with music, volcanic eruptions and English sailors in fours acts, with a prologue and an epilogue”– just imagine how much fantasy could be hidden in this performance’s action! And how messy the historical era of this rehearsal would be! In the micro space of rehearsing this performance we find macro space of life full of intrigues, treachery, struggles for supremacy and of course – artists’ adjustment to authorities’ requirements. The director’s and author’s adjustment to the authorities on one hand, and to the commission of culture in Stalin’s Moscow on the other. The allegories in the rehearsed performance are historical – red natives bring white araps down from power and confiscate the pearls which the araps sell to Western Europe in order to provide livelihood to the islanders. After a riot, the pearls now belong to the native people, however after breaking all trading connections with civilized world, the tribe dies out of hunger (despite all treasures in their palms). Strange thing is that the post-revolutionary situation in this purple island, is extremely similar to the one in Bulgaria nowadays, having all the treasures in their hands not knowing how to use them. And the censor from the past is….eternal!? Censor never dies, but it develops. All historical eras are “genetically” similar. The previous one creates the new one.
This project has been realized thanks to the financial support of Culture Fund - Varna Municipality

2016 ASKEER Nominations :

BEST ACTRESS
Vera Stoykova for her part as Ghenadii Panfilovich – theater’s director in The Purple Island by Mikhail Bulgakov, staging by Tedy Moskov, Varna State Puppet Theatre

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Diana Tsolevska for her part as Nikanor Metelkin – assisting director in The Purple Island by Mikhail Bulgakov, staging by Tedy Moskov, Varna State Puppet Theatre