"On the edge" with three nominations for Askeer theatre award
Morfov's "On the Edge" is nominated for the Askeer annual theatre awards given by foundation "Academia Askeer" for high achievements in theatre during the passed season in three categories:
~ Best production
~ Stage Director - Alexander Morfov
~ Set Design - Nikola Toromanov
The ceremony will be held for 26th year and traditionally it will take place at the Bulgarian Army Theatre on 24th May - the National day of Culture and Slavic Script, celebrating Saints Cyril and Methodius.
A group of people meet on the roof of the building they live in and witness a friend jump from a roof across the street. They stare into the dirty city, talk about life in desperation. Convinced that their friend took the best decision, they take hands and jump all together. As they fall, passing the worn, ugly facade of the building, a new scene reveals the boxes of soviet panel apartments. People there have hidden from the world, each of them absorbed in his thoughts about an insurmountable personal crisis. Difficult life has taken away the child from its parents, the loved one from his partner, the brother, the friend, or the stranger that you used to greet each morning on your way to work.
"On the Edge" is an emotional common improvisation about what is happening in Bulgaria. It is a requiem for the country, for a disappearing nation. Our nation has existed for 1300 years but is now melting because of brutality, avarice, meanness, weakness and constant opposition. Bulgaria is melting. We are barely surviving in the cynic environment. With “On the Edge” we are expressing our sorrow for the lost traditions, celebrations, continuity – anything we tried to teach our children. Those values are lost and we are faced with inclusion in the Red list of extinguished species.
~ Alexander Morfov
"Ladies and gentlemen, monsters, handicapped and beggars, imbecile nouveaux riches and hipsters! The genius of Alexander Morfov and the actors of the National Theatre's company proudly presents the reality, or "Fuck this country!", or - in short - "On the Edge"."
Ivan Shishiev, via-magazine.com, April 2015
video: Yavor Vesselinov
Read more about the production here.
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