The play will also be presented at the Embassy of Bulgaria in London at the end of July and the beginning of September – before and after the festival in Edinburgh
The English theater troupe “Out of the Forest” is preparing a play about Tsar Boris III with the title “The Short Life and Mysterious Death of Boris III, Tsar of the Bulgarians”.
It will be played during the Edinburgh International Festival in August. The play will also be presented at the Bulgarian embassy in London at the end of July and the beginning of September – before and after the festival in Edinburgh.
The author of the play is Joseph Kulen, who also plays the role of Tsar Boris III.
The performance includes Bulgarian and Jewish folk songs performed live.
“The Short Life and Mysterious Death of Boris III, Tsar of Bulgaria”, is part of the dramatic European history of the 20th century, which recalls how 50,000 Bulgarian Jews were saved from deportation and death, but their lives were paid for with the subsequent death of the Bulgarian Tsar, who died under unknown circumstances. A story that the world has forgotten,” reads the annotation to the play.
“There is no better time than now to share this story, when anti-Semitism in the UK and Europe is on the rise, not to mention the conflict taking place in Ukraine,” the author wrote. “Bulgaria opposed it when no one else did – why?” he adds.
“Incisive script, insightful humor and superb musical interludes. Whether you’re a jazz fan, a history buff or just someone who likes to capture real-life stories, this is a must-see,” says Boris III’s grandson Cyril of Saxe-Coburg.
The play will be available at The Pleasance, which is among the top three preferred venues at the Edinburgh Festival and has a very competitive line-up. The performance will be presented on the “Queen Dome” stage, which has 174 seats.
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