“Ivan Vazov” National Theatre and «Artavenir» Association presented the comedy “My Old Lady” by the most-produced in France American playwright Israel Horovitz.
The performance was presented in the Bulgarian language with French subtitles on Bulgaria; Independence day- 22 September (Sunday) at 19:30h in Saint- Leon Theatre, 11 Place du Cardinal Amette, Paris (a wonderful auditorium with 500 seats).
The event was held out with the support of the Bulgarian Embassy in France.
The audience had the honour to watch the performance in the presence of the author Israel Horovitz, who was also a special guest at the premiere of the show at the National Theatre in February 2019.
The well-known and talented Bulgarian actors Maria Stefanova, Emanouela Shkodreva and Mihayl Bilalov play in this performance directed by Stilian Petrov.
An American travels to Paris to enter into possession of a large and costly apartment, situated right across the Luxembourg gardens, which he has inherited from his estranged father. Once at the door, however, he runs into the 92-year-old Mathilde Girard, the widow of a wealthy Paris businessman, and her daughter Chloe, so getting hands on the inheritance turns out to be a complicated task for Mathias Gold. Because, in well-written plays, just like in life, behind each truth a few more truths lie hidden. Or maybe because in Paris the unexpected always lurks around the corner.
A reaction of the French writer and playwright André Sarcq:
"J'ai passé un beau moment hier soir au théâtre Saint-Léon. Grâce à la grande qualité des comédiens tout était très bien. Trois interprétations très contrastées, mais qui ont su trouver le juste liant dans une bonne dynamique. La salle était comble et ce fut un vrai succès."
("I had a lot of great time in Saint-Leon Theatre last night. Thanks to the high quality performance of all actors, everything went very well. Three very contrasting interpretations yet one managed to find the right connection and interaction in a good overall dynamic. The auditorium was full and the show was a real success.")
„New Television“, News Program, 23.09.2019