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The Brief Life & Mysterious Death of Boris III, King of Bulgaria

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Overview

Produced by:
Out Of The Forest Theatre in association with Something For The Weekend
Dates:
May 02 - June 02, 2024
Run Time:
1 Hour, 30 Minutes
Intermission:
No
Theater:
Showing in Theater
Tickets:
$66 - $86 (incl. a $6 fee) | 59E59 Members: $50

Show Info

By Sasha Wilson and Joseph Cullen
Directed by Hannah Hauer-King
With Lawrence Boothman, Joseph Cullen, Clare Fraenkel, David Leopold, and Sasha Wilson

The year is 1943 and Bulgaria has just told Hitler where to stick it.

Europe’s major powers are at war and King Boris III must choose a side or be swept away. A raucous and poignant tale in which a bunch of underdogs use every trick in the book to outwit the Nazis and save nearly 50,000 Jewish lives.

Award-winning Out Of The Forest Theatre's irreverent comedy - featuring live music inspired by Bulgarian and Jewish folk tunes - tells the incredible true story that the world forgot.


CONTENT TRANSPARENCY

In an effort to care for our community, we’re sharing details about this production that may be sensitive for members of our audience. The following information may reveal plot points.

Contains explicit language, references to war, and antisemitism.


A post-performance talkback with Melissa Hacker and other guests to be announced will be held after the performance on Tuesday, May 7. 

post-performance talkback with writers Sasha Wilson & Joseph Cullen will be held after the 7:00PM performance on Saturday, May 11.

Hannah
Hauer King,
Director
Lawrence
Boothman
Joseph
Cullen
Clare
Fraenkel
David
Leopold
Sasha
Wilson
Sorcha Corcoran,
Set Design
Will Alder,
Lighting Design
Helen Stewart,
Costume Design
Photo Caption: David Leopold, Sasha Wilson, Joseph Cullen, Clare Fraenkel, and Lawrence Boothman in THE BRIEF LIFE & MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF BORIS III, KING OF BULGARIA
Photo: Héctor Manchego
Photo Caption: Lawrence Boothman in THE BRIEF LIFE & MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF BORIS III, KING OF BULGARIA
Photo: Héctor Manchego
Photo Caption: The company of THE BRIEF LIFE & MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF BORIS III, KING OF BULGARIA
Photo: Héctor Manchego
Photo Caption: Joseph Cullen in THE BRIEF LIFE & MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF BORIS III, KING OF BULGARIA
Photo: Héctor Manchego
Photo Caption: The company of THE BRIEF LIFE & MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF BORIS III, KING OF BULGARIA
Photo: Héctor Manchego
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Producing Company

Out Of The Forest Theatre

Out Of The Forest Theatre is a multi-award-winning ensemble-based company. They take misremembered or forgotten stories from history, set them to folk music, and use them as a lens to better understand today. Irreverently presented, knee slapping, historical theatre with a modern revisionist twist.

Read more at: www.outoftheforesttheatre.com

Something for the Weekend

Something for the Weekend are producers, promoters, general managers and tour bookers based in the heart of London’s West End who present theatre, new writing, circus, dance, improvisation, musicals and comedy in the West End, on tour around the UK, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and also overseas.

Read more at: www.sftw.info


Reviews

Whether a jazz fan, a history buff or just someone who loves gripping real-life stories, this is a must see.” – HRH Prince Kyril of Bulgaria, Boris III's Grandson

★★★★For all its fun and games, it is a play with a sting.” – The Guardian

★★★★★ Razor-sharp wit and faultless timing.” – The Scotsman

★★★★★Historically poignant and hysterically funny” – West End Best Friend


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