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Cluj-Napoca National Theater announces the following change in the schedule for April 2015: the premiere of the production THE MAIDS by Jean Genet, initially scheduled for Wednesday 22 April 2015, is postponed to Saturday, 25 April 2015, 7 p.m. The performance on 24 April will be presented as scheduled, as a preview.

Tickets purchased for 22 April are valid on 25 April or can be reimbursed at the ticket agency, no later than 25 April. Tickets purchased online can be reimbursed by contacting the representatives at the email address, no later than 25 April 2015.

We apologize for the inconvenience and we would like to thank you for your understanding. 

On 6 April 2015, at 5pm, in the "Art Club" Studio of the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, Andrej and Teresa Welminski invite you to a public meeting, celebrating 100 years since the birth of Tadeusz Kantor.

Polish Theatre director, set designer, actor, painter, emballage creator ("Emballage Manifesto", 1964) and theoretician, Tadeusz Kantor was born on 6 April 1915 in Wielopole Skrzynski, and died on 8 December 1990, conducting his activity mostly in Cracow. He is one of the top representatives of Polish Avant-garde, a true revolutionary of performance art, his most important productions being The Dead Class (1975), Wielopole, Wielopole (1980), Let the Artists Die (1985), or I shall never return (1988). He is the founder of the Cricot 2 Theatre company, together with which, starting with 1955, he created perfomances and happenings presented in Poland and around the world. 

Andrej Welminski is a graduate of the Faculty of Graphic Art from the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts. Actor and director, Andrej Welminski was one of the close collaborators of Tadeusz Kantor. From 1973 to 1990, he was part of all the productions and tours of the famous Cricot 2 Theatre. He currently organizes conferences and workshops based on the history, theory (philosophy) and stage practice of the Cricot 2 Theatre.   

Teresa Welminski graduated from the Medical High School of Cracow in 1976. She collaborated with Tadeusz Kantor for almost 20 years, acting in all the major productions of the Cricot 2 Theatre. As of 1990, together with Andrej Welminski, she directs performances and conducts specialized workshops.


Entrance is free, according to availability. 

Cluj-Napoca National Theatre organizes, on Friday, 27 March 2015, between 10:00 - 19:00, the sixth edition of its annual event DOORS OPEN DAY, on the occasion of the World Theater Day. Entrance is free, according to availability.  


The special guest of the event will be the actor Marcel Iureş. Audiences will get the chance to see him on the main stage, in a dialogue with the director Mihai Măniuţiu, address questions and then, ask for autographs.


The event DOORS OPEN DAY is comprised of two main sections, one dedicated to children, from 10.00 to 14.00, which consists of a performance, face painting and moldable balloons, story reading and a creative theater workshop, and one dedicated to adults, from 14:00 to 19:00, consisting of fragments of a commedia dellarte performance, a recital of old music from the Maramureş area, a debate on "Theater and Society", but also an open rehearsal, followed by discussions with the creators of the performance 12 Angry Men, by Reginald Rose, director Tudor Lucanu. At the same time, spectators will have the opportunity to participate in two Theatre trivia sessions, see a lighting and sound installation and admire living statues.   


Spectators will be able to visit the stage and backstage areas of the theater in tours guided by the actors of the   Cluj-Napoca National Theatre.


Throughout the event, the theater will host a theater photo exhibition, by Nicu Cherciu, as well as the Cluj-Napoca National Theater bookstore and Bookstory bookstore, an exhibition and sale with objects designed by disabled children and the Doamna T café.

The complete program of the event is available here.

The actors of the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre ANCA HANU and SORIN LEOVEANU  are nominated for the UNITER Awards, for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" and "Best actor in a Leading Role" respectively. The Award ceremony will take place during the 23rd edition of the UNITER Gala, on Monday, 25 May 2015, in the main hall of the "I.L.Caragiale" National Theatre from Bucharest. The complete list of nominees is available here.

ANCA HANU is nominated for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" for her role in the one-woman show Amalia Takes a Deep Breath by Alina Nelega, director Tudor Lucanu.

SORIN LEOVEANU is nominted for  "Best actor in a Leading Role" for the role of Hitler in the performance Mein Kampf by George Tabori, director Alexandru Dabija.

We wish them luck and hope they will be among the winners!