The Nose

Based on the novel “The Nose” by Nikolai Gogol

Directed by Veselka Kuncheva

Dramatic version: Veselka Kuncheva and Ina Bojidarova

Puppets, Stage and Costume design: Marieta Golomehova

Original music: Hristo Namliev

Cast: Polina Hristova, Georgy Spasov

„The longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes.“ Nikolai Gogol

“I would add that the more I sink into this performance, the more I realize that lack of a nose is the highest form of humanity. But I won’t talk about “The Nose”. I won’t talk about Gogol. I won’t talk about Russian literature and literature, and theatre at all… I’ll talk about the degeneration of humanity. We have converted the humanity in ourselves into atavistic old-fashioned part of our Ego. In his cancer tumour. The appendix of the twenty-first century. And if humanity has not still cut off in our childhood, we are trying to hide it away so that the others do not recognize us as unmodern people. In order not to lynch us with ridicule and regret.
I’m glad I set “A nose” at the age of forty-two because a few years ago I would not have been able to see that my nose led me to the nose. For years. And how unfortunate that I will have to cut his wings. Chuck! Enjoy the performance!”
Veselka Kuncheva

Produced by Theatre 199 “Valentin Stoychev”, Bulgaria, 2018

Duration: 80 min

Nominations and Awards:

Award “Ikar” of Union of Bulgarian Actors for work of Georgy Spasov for achievements in the puppet art, 2019

Nomination for best original music Academy “Askeer”, 2019

Nomination for best costumes Academy “Askeer”, 2019

Rising Star Award nomination Academy “Askeer”, 2019 for Kovalyov to Polina Hristova

Photos by Ivan Donchev