Venue and date:
Csiky Gergely Theatre, Kaposvár
2023. 05. 15., 19:00
Plovdiv Drama Theatre


Venue and date:
Csiky Gergely Theatre, Kaposvár
2023. 05. 15., 19:00
Plovdiv Drama Theatre
Alessandro Baricco
Diana Dobreva
Stage designer: 
Mira Kalanova
Costume designer: 
Marina Raychinova
Diana Dobreva
Aleksander Sekulov
Petya Dimanova

In Silk, based on the world-famous novel by Alessandro Barrico, the seeker reaches beauty through the only known path – self-sacrifice in love. The main character of the story comes out of the small space of trade, crosses the whole world to remain speechless in front of beauty – the only means of civilizations, with which it is possible to cross time. In the empire of beauty, man discovers the true dimensions of his own spirit, realizes the price of love and humility.

The great beauty of love as the end point and goal of the human journey through life is the theme of this performance. 'Silk' is a metaphor for human anxiety. The platonic love story between the French silkworm merchant Hervé and a nameless girl living in a Japanese village unfolds the metaphor of the road as a link between different civilizations, questions how compatible they can be at all, reveals diametrically opposed understandings of basic human categories such as success, profit, purpose of existence, social subordination, modernity and traditionality. But above all the historical events marked in the spectacle – riots in Japan, the trial of Baudelaire's literary work The Flowers of Evil, the docking of American ships that broke the centuries-old isolation of Japan, the transformation of the French peasantry into an industrial bourgeois stratum – there is something immutable that reigns, that conquers both Eastern and Western civilizations: the inexplicable beauty.

Ivana Papazova
Margita Gosheva
Elena Kabasakalova
Patriciya Padeva
Mariya Sotirova
Irina Miteva
Klimentina Fartzova
Broyana Manoilova
Boryana Bratoeva
Radina Dumanyan
Simeon Aleksiev
Troyan Gogov
Konstantin Elenkov
Todor Darlyanov
Aleksey Kozhuharov
Venelin Metodiev
Krassimir Vassilev
Dimitar Banchev
Ivaylo Hristov
Stoyan Sardanov
Runtime: 110 min
Language: Bulgarian with Hungarian subtitles
Acts: 1
Age limit: 12
The Director
Diana Dobreva

The award-winning theater director and producer Diana Dobreva is a stage director and an actress from Bulgaria. In 2006 she staged her first production of the play Medea, which marked the beginning of her career as a theatrical director. For this she received her first national Askeer Theater Award, The Outstanding Creative Achievements Award by the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, as well as the prestigious Coup de Coeur Award, the critics and press choice award for best stage production at the international Avignon Festival in France. Since then she has directed numerous theatrical productions in Bulgaria and abroad, and has been presented on various international festivals and stages.

Inviting Theater
Csiky Gergely Theatre, Kaposvár
Awards and prizes
'Askeer' Award 2022 for the direction of Diana Dobreva
'Askeer' Award 2022 for scenography by Mira Kalanova
'Askeer' Award 2022 for Marina Raichinova's costume design
'Icarus' Award 2022 for Masterful Technical Implementation
'Plovdiv' Award 2022 in the "Theatre" section for the performance team