About This Show

Lyubo tells the story of Philip Lloyd Sweetbriar, an American engineer and naturalist who lived in early 1920s Bulgaria, a time when rampant gangsterism in the town of Sofia rivaled that of the streets of Al Capone’s Chicago. Suspected of being a spy (and later a fraud), Sweetbriar mysteriously disappears and later cited as dead. Yet, in Arkansas, Sweetbriar’s daughter continued to receive packages from her father containing letters, naive songs, prayers, stories of people he met, strange occurrences, and natural curiosities. As an animated illustration of these letters, Lyubo is an ode to Sweetbriar’s love for his daughter and to his unwaivering faith during a journey through a divided country struggling to identify itself after five hundred years of occupation and two devastating wars.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: January 20, 2005 Final Performance: January 30, 2005
Location: HERE, New York City

145 6th Ave,

New York,


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