Minister of Culture Boil Banov about the opening of Pierrot 2019

We have received a congratulatory letter from the Minister of Culture - Boil Banov on the occasion of the opening of International Puppet Theater for Adults Festival Pierrot 2019.

We are grateful for the kind words and support!

We would like to share his letter with all of you:




Dear Mr. Petkov,
Ladies and gentlemen,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the official opening of 11th International Puppet Theater for Adults Festival Pierrot 2019.

At the beginning of the next decade, during one of the most emblematic festivals for Stara Zagora and our country, which starts tonight, I'd like to wish you to continue to preserve your youth spirit and to create thousands of moments of joy, inspiration, colorfulness and delight to your demanding audience. I am convinced that all puppet theater admirers live within your fairy-tale world and eagerly expect the appearence of their favorite characters and even new ones.

Starting with the famous Japanese Noh Theater and passing through the magnificent productions from Poland, USA, Italy, Hungary, Spain, Serbia and Bulgaria, Stara Zagora once again hosts the essence of the worldclass puppet art on all its cultural stages. Theatrical performances, music concerts, exhibitions and book premieres - I believe that's exactly what Pierrot's dreamt and fulfilled program for 2019 should be.

I am sure that by igniting bright and sublime feelings in the hearts of the audience, you continue to teach them to look at life as a bold adventure that should be experienced with fantasy and enthusiasm.

September 24, 2019
Minister of Culture

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