This is a large-scale spectacle of "Medea", in a new translation from the Ancient Greek by Dr Georgi Gochev and Petya Heinrich. 

Following the showing of the large-scale spectacle on the stage of the Ancient Theater in Plovdiv on June 28, 2019, the performance continues its life.

Abandoned by her husband, Medea seeks out and finds revenge, raising her hands against a universal value - her own children. Her tragic choice excites humanity from ancient times to the present. The text of Euripides from 431 BC comes to life in the new Greek translation of Georgi Gotchev and Petya Heinrich and in the virtuoso performance of 40 actors, musicians and children.

In the role of Medea you will see the unique Snezhina Petrova, which will provoke the boundaries of human and artistic nature!

Director Desislava Shpatova creates a unique world of images and feelings, in which the spatial decisions of the set designers Zina Gench and Hristina Dyakova come to life. The choreography is the work of Anna Pamuplova and the unique music is by Asen Avramov!

Schedule of the performance at the Azaryan Theatre in Sofia at 1 Bulgaria Sq:

8 October at 7 pm

9 October at 6.30 pm

13 November at 6.30 pm

14 November at 6.30 pm

2 December at 6.30 pm

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It will be staged under the direction of Desislava Shpatova. The cast will include more than 40 actors, musicians and children, among them:

Translation from ancient Greek by Georgi Gochev and Petja Heinrich
Director: Desislava Shpatova
Composer: Assen Avramov
Sound: Kalin Nikolov
Stage and costume design: Sina Gentsch and Kristina Djakova
Choreography: Anna Pampulova
Graphic design: Teodora Simova


Medea – Snezhina Petrova
Iason - Petar Dochev
Creon – Ivaylo Geraskov
Nurse - Stanka Kalcheva
Chorus leader – Asja Ivanova
Pedagogue – Ivajlo Dragiev
Aigeus – Georgi Gotzin
Messenger – Koina Russeva

Antique chorus – students from New Bulgarian University Sofia

Live music: Stojan Karaivanov (bayan) and VAKALI Group.

With the special participation of children from the Roma community of Sofia

Photo credits from the performance at the Ancient Theatre: Dimitar Fedinandov.

The project is a Legal Art Centre production in partnership with The New Bulgarian University, Alliance for Equal Rights and Sustainability, Arax Foundation, Shalom Organisation of the Jews in Bulgaria, Plovdiv University 'Paisii Hilendarski', and Goethe-Institut Bulgaria

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