Cornel Răileanu, Cluj-Napoca National Theatre’s actor, won the Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his part in Ionesco’s A Hell of a Mess!, directed by Silviu Purcărete, at the UNITER Gala, which took place yesterday, 28 April 2014.
Within the same event, the artistic and executive director of the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, Mihai Măniuţiu, received the Prize for his entire activity as a director.
The 22nd edition of the UNITER Gala took place at the Palace of Culture from Târgu Mureş. The members of the nomination jury were Andreea Dumitru, Sebastian-Vlad Popa and Ionuţ Sociu, and the members of the final jury: Puiu Antemir, Alice Georgescu, Sanda Manu, Virginia Mirea, Ion Parhon. For further details please visit the UNITER website.
The Cherry Orchard by A.P. Chekhov, translated by Maria Rotar, opens at Cluj-Napoca National Theatre 27 April 2014, at 7 pm, in the Main Hall.
This innovative and impressive approach to Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard marks a double celebration: 110 years since the play’s premiere on 17 January 1904 at the Moscow Art Theatre, directed by Stanislavski, and at the same time, 110 since the playwright’s death (2 June 1904).
A symphony in white would be the proper name for this orchard because the stage is inundated by the color white: transparent white curtains which circumscribe the performance spaces, white flower petals fill the cherry orchard, being scattered both on stage and on the runway that leads to the auditorium. The auditorium chairs are also white, thus allowing the spectators to take part in the characters’ inner struggle. The only dark shade in this décor is represented by Lopakhin, the man of the matter, whose existence is divided between the practical world of the newly rich, and the world of the orchard, a world of gratuitous beauty. The orchard represents the melancholy, the past and the tranquility of the traditional world, a certain calmness, the harmony between man and nature, to which Lopakhin’s modern, merchant-like, attitude appears as foreign and strange. The orchard belongs to a lost past, it is the orchard of the dead. The orchard re-echoes sounds, noises, nostalgia and disillusion which are all too familiar to every one of us.
We would like to remind you that for this opening all guests are invited to wear WHITE clothes. It is the director’s request as it has a strong connection with the production’s stage design and costumes. The invitation is extended to all guest, if, of course, they have the possibility.
For the opening of A.P.Chekhov’s THE CHERRY ORCHARD scheduled for 27 April, all the spectators are invited to wear WHITE clothes. It is the director’s request as it has a strong connection with the production’s stage design and costumes. The invitation is extended to all guest, if, of course, they have the possibility.
THE CHERRY ORCHARD is directed by Roberto Bacci, dramaturge Stefano Geraci, set designer Adrian Damian, assistant directors Maria Rotar and Francesco Puleo.
The Italian director Roberto Bacci is the founder and artistic dirctor of Fondazione Pontedera Teatro from Italy. Throughout his career, he collaborated with important personalities from the theatre world, such as Jerzy Grotowski, Eugenio Barba, Peter Brook, Anatoli Vasiliev, Raul Ruiz, Sanjukta Panigrahi, Julian Beck and Judith Malina.
Tickets can be purchased at the Theatre’s Ticket Agency on Ștefan cel Mare Square no. 14, or online at biletmaster.ro.
We would like to submit to your attention the following change in the schedule for April:
The performance THE IDIOT from 17 April will be rescheduled for 6 May
The tickets are available for the performance on 6 May or can be reimbursed at the ticket agency no later than 6 May.
Also, TICKETS purchased online on BILETMASTER.RO are valid for the performance on 6 May or can reimbursed by contacting the company’s representatives at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We apologize for the inconvenience and we look forward to seeing you at our performances.