Two interactive online puppet shows based on the Bulgarian folk tale “The Two Old Men and the Moon” were presented by actresses Aneliya Dyulgerova and Zlatina Petkova for students of I-IV grade from Bulgarian schools abroad on January 23, 2021.

The first performance was with the participation of students from Bulgarian schools in Europe and countries such as Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Hungary, Austria and others. The second performance was attended by students from Bulgarian schools in the United States and the cities of Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, Richmond, Baltimore, New York, Toronto and others.

The tale raises important topics about environmental education and attitudes towards the elderly, the transmission of heritage. Socially significant topics will be presented through theatrical adaptation of folklore and literary text.

The adaptation of the fairy tale, the direction, the script and the scenography are the work of Aneliya Dyulgerova and Zlatina Petkova. The music is by James Eric.

The event is part of the project “With puppet theater at school“, funded by the National Culture Fund program Socialy engaged arts Partners and co-organizers are the Association of Bulgarian Schools Abroad, partners are also the Center for Study of Intangible Cultural Heritage at the University Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski” and the Faculty of Philosophy and History at the University – the departments of “Ethnology” and “Theology”.