In “I, Sisyphus” we explore the journey of man’s eternal return to himself. Ever since antiquity, philosophers have pondered the absurdity of human behavior. Whichever road one may take, whoever else one tries to become, whatever escape-routes one might venture, he always continues to return to himself. Human life is a repetition of one and the same action. Spiraling, same, predictable. And this constant action makes us meditate not on the meaning, but on the meaninglessness of human life.

Inspired by the myth of Sisyphus, the show focuses on a man’s struggle with himself; on how his every quest leads back to himself. The performance includes some striking visual puppetry solutions, which are in dialogue with the main topic and help to play out the eternal questions of human identity. The actor-dancer of the solo show gives a memorable performance by effortlessly juggling dance, mime and puppet theatre. – Festival’s Artistic Director Leino Rei

The theatre company Puppet’s Lab was founded in 2014 by Marieta Golomehova and Veselka Kuncheva. The aim of the company is to search new forms and innovative means in theatre. Marieta and Veselka have worked together for more than 15 years. They have received many prestigious international and national awards.