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Due to medical reasons, we would like to submit to your attention the following changes in the program for June:

The performance Sânziana and Pepelea, scheduled for 5 June, is canceled. Tickets can be reimbursed at the theatre’s Ticket Agency, Ştefan cel Mare Square no. 14, until 5 June included. Tickets purchased online can be reimbursed by contacting the representatives at

On 6 June, the performance Amalia takes a deep breath  is canceled and replaced with the performance Pandora’s Box which will be presented at the "Euphorion" Studio, at 7pm. The purchased tickets are available for this performance or can be reimbursed at the theatre’s Ticket Agency, Ştefan cel Mare Square no. 14, until 6 June include. Tickets purchased online can be reimbursed by contacting the representatives at

The performance The Bald Soprano has been scheduled for 12 June and tickets are available for purchase. 

The updated program for June is available on our website, here.

We apologize for the inconvenience and we look forward to seeing you at our performances.

 "1642", a Commedia dell’arte performance, will be presented at the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, on Saturday, 31 May, at 8pm. The production is produced by the Faculty of Theatre and Television, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj, presenting the students of professors Miklos Bács, Irina Wintze and Camelia Curuţiu. The performance is part of the the 11th edition of "Galactoria", Graduate Student Gala, a festival organized by the Faculty of Theatre and Television.

Admission is free.

Cluj-Napoca National Theatre participates in the Romanian Comedy Festival from Bucharest with the performance A HELL OF A MESS by Eugène Ionesco, directed by Silviu Purcărete. The performance will take place Friday, 30 May, 6pm at the Bucharest National Opera. For his role in this production, the actor Cornel Răileanu received this year the Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the UNITER Gala and the set designer Dragoş Buhagiar was nominated for Best Set Designer.

Dedicated to "comedy in all its forms" this year’s edition of the Romanian Comedy Festival, festCO, revolves around two important sections, the IN section, with productions made by state subsidized theatres and directed by Silviu Purcărete, Alexandru Dabija, Victor Ioan Frunză, Mircea Cornişteanu, Felix Alexa, Vlad Massaci, Gianina Cărbunariu  and the OFF section, in its turn divided into several subsections. The most visible of these is dedicated to Romanian Comedy performances produced in the last theatre season in independent theatres. More details about the festival are available here.

Pandora’s Box by Katalin Thuróczy, translated by Anamaria Pop, opens at the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, at the „Euphorion" Studio, on Tuesday, 20 May 2014, at 7pm.

Pandora, the first woman on earth, was created by the gods in response to all the men created by Zeus. When Prometheus defied him by making people out of clay and bringing them to life through the sunlight, Zeus placed in the box created by Hephaestus a lot of "gifts" - pain, vanity, suffering, greed, cruelty, hatred and death - and handed it to Pandora to give it to Prometheus’ wife. However, Prometheus understood that it was a trick and refused the gift. On the other hand his brother, Epimetheus, in love with the beautiful woman, fell in the trap and opened the box. That was the moment when all the evils spread among the people.

In Pandoras box the playwright manages to humanize to some extent the Mephistophelian character of Hilda by making her appear like a helpless old woman.  In reality however, Hilda is an energetic, determined and also cruel woman. Bandi, the nephew, appears as a courageous and brave young man, but in reality he is only a naïve and scared child. They are both looking for a treasure: the family fortune which was changed by Hilda’s father into diamonds and gold. Before his death, the old man wrote the location of the hiding place on a piece of paper and broke it in half. He gave one half to Hilda and the other to her brother, András. These pieces of paper were always an object of dispute between the two brothers. Before his death, András gave his half of paper to his son, Bandi. This is the reason why he is here now, trying to break and enter his Aunt Hilda’s house. A text full of suspense about a game of cat and mouse, about passion, hatred, selfishness, revenge, murder, but also love, the playwright declaring in an interview that "life has both beautiful and less beautiful stories". Her characters are "always real characters" placed in dramatic situations which happen only if "destinies confront each other".


Miriam Cuibus - Hilda

Cătălin Codreanu - Bandi

Director: Andrei Măjeri

Set Designer: Cristian Rusu

Assistant Director: Adina Lazăr