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The production AMALIA TAKES A DEEP BREATH  by Alina Nelega, a one-woman show with Anca Hanu, directed by Tudor Lucanu, will be presented at the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) from Berlin on 15 January 2015, on the occasion of The Romanian Culture Day. 

Alina Nelega’s monodrama presents episodes from the life of Amalia. She had passed through Communism in an aboulic state, from its beginning until its maximum darkness, and has now reached a new era of freedom, which proves to be equally confusing to her. The little communist girl - happy to be away from the German governess, the piano lessons, the French classes - grows confused by the losses in her life. But the traumas don’t transform her into a self-pitiful person. Instead, the character remains fantastically courageous and charmingly candid. Alina Nelega’s play does not reject the past, but sets it under the careful analysis of the present, theatrically rebuilding the past 50-60 years of national history.


The performance opened on 7 February 2014 and participated, in 2014, in such events as The Short Theatre Festival in Oradea, the International Meetings in Cluj and the National Theatre Festival in Bucharest. The actress Anca Hanu won the Award for Best Actress at the Short Theatre Festival in Oradea and the Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, offered by the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre within its annual International Meetings in Cluj. 


The Berlin performance will be in Romanian, with German subtitles.  

Access to the performances of the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre is also possible with season passes, which allow for attending the theatre’s performances at attractive prices and are valid throughout the year 2015.

The JUNIOR, YOUNG and SENIOR season tickets cost 30 RON and are designed exclusively for pupils, students and senior citizens respectively, and consist of six theatre tickets for them and a guest to any of the theatre’s performances, except for premieres. The SILVER and GOLD season passes, costing 60 RON and 90 RON respectively, can be purchased by all categories of spectators and grant preferential seating arrangements in the theatre hall. The PLATINUM season ticket, costing 1.000 RON, grants access for two persons to an unlimited number of performances, including premieres, guaranteeing the best seats in the hall. 

In order to have access to the performance of your choice, we recommend that you reserve the desired seat(s) 24 hours before the beginning of the performance, at the Theatre’s Ticket Agency.

Season passes can be purchased at the Theatre’s Ticket Agency: Ștefan cel Mare Square, no. 14. 
The Silver, Gold or Platinum season passes can also be purchased online, at


More information about the season passes is available on the theatre’s website, here

Cluj-Napoca National Theatre invites you, Saturday, 13 December 2014, from 06:00 pm to 01:00 am, to the 3rd edition of Doors Open Night. The event is free and will take place on the Main Stage, "Art Club" Studio, and the foyers of the theatre. We welcome you to our numerous workshops (THEATRE MAKEUP, MASKS, ANIMATION, MOVEMENT), as well as to recitals conducted by the actor Ruslan Bârlea, accompanied on the piano by Lucian Duşa, Ada Milea, Bobo Burlăcianu, Anca Hanu and Cristian Rigman, followed by a Maria Răducanu concert. You will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A SESSION with actors of the Cluj Napoca National Theatre: Cornel Răileanu, Cătălin Herlo, Anca Hanu, Romina Merei. The event will end in laughter with a stand-up comedy performance by the actor Dragoş Pop, entitled THE PLUMBER.

Throughout the event, the ground floor of the theatre will host the fashion exhibition FASHION EXPO - ENTER THE VOID by Ovidiu Pop, the exhibition and sale coordinated by the Derzelas Association, A CHRISTMAS FAIR, with objects made by disabled children, and a small HAND-MADE JEWELERY FAIR. In the 2nd floor foyer, CARICATURES TO GO will make caricatures on request.  In the top floor foyer of the theatre you can relax at the DOAMNA T café, our traditional partners, and we hope we can enjoy together the Doors Open Night event at the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre.


Details about the event and the programme are available here.

Cluj-Napoca National Theatre announces for the end of November the premiere of two performances, ELLING by Axel Hellstenius Hellstenius and Petter Naess and IN TRAFFIC by Alina Nelega.

ELLING by Axel Hellstenius will premiere on Thursday, 27 November 2014. Director and set designer: Sorin Misirianţu, assistant designer: Arhidiade Mureşan, lighting design: Jenel Moldovan. The cast comprises the following actors: Dan Chiorean, Ovidiu Crişan, Elena Ivanca, Miron Maxim, Radu Lărgeanu and Adriana Băilescu.

Elling, 40 years old, loses his mother. He is sent to an asylum where he meets Kjell Bjarne, a massive individual of the same age, innocent, virgin and always thinking of women. After two years spent in the Broynes institution, the heroes are moved, due to a special, state-financed program of social reintegration, to an apartment where they have to tend for themselves. A social assistant guides them, supervises them and teaches them how to live. Initially scared every time the phone rings or every time they have to go shopping, the two gradually find ways of adapting to society, Elling even discovering his talent as a poet. The performance presents the path to social reintegration of the two lonely heroes, frightened to face the real life. It’s a path full of humor, but also of deep human kindness.   

by Alina Nelega will premiere on Friday, 28 November 2014. Director and designer: Tudor Lucanu, cast: Irina Wintze, Anca Hanu, Patricia Brad, Angelica Nicoară, Alexandra Tarce, Diana Buluga.

"An ordinary car incident congests the traffic and provides the possibility of analysis of the inner worlds of some women with different typologies. The story of each character is emphasized, and they all have in common the aggression of the contemporary society. Physical and psychical violence, fear, family ties, lack of mercy, adultery, indifference and misogyny are just a few of the elements that transform these aggressed souls into aggressors. Violence generates violence. Hopefully, when the traffic jam decongests, everything will go back to NORMAL." (Tudor Lucanu)