"The incapacity to name is a good symptom of disturbance" notes Barthes in Camera Lucida. It is almost impossible for a director to describe his work, a phenomenon which is split, shared with and calibrated by the sensitivity of the actors, set designer, techinicians...I can only present to the future spectators glimpses of the future performance.
Horror sounds. Pear brandy. Axes. Boxes. Felines. Smooth skin. Old age. Stories. Mysterious treasure.
In Pandora's Box we find mixed in a plat du jour very diverse ingredients: grotesque characters, comical situations, dramatic stories, surrealist-like settings etc. Hilda and Bandi are two animated characters from a story that stretches, like a true family saga, over more than five decades: the history of a hidden treasure. Their perpetual aggressions reveal the dysfunctional elements of a family always a step closer to becoming rich... A step no one is willing to take, a fact well put into words by Hilda: „Your father's hatred was even greater than his greed".
Hilda and Bandi hurt each other, releasing intense energies in a small fighting place, in a place crowded with "old rags". What will become of these two characters when outside it is cold and dark and the room remains empty? Everything else goes in the boxes.
I would like to thank the two actors, Miriam Cuibus and Cătălin Codreanu, for their professionalism, patience and playfulness! I owe my first production in a national theatre to them.
25 lei, 20 lei;
10 lei - discounts for pupils, students, pensioners.
|Wednesday, October 24 2018 , Festivalul Național de Comedie, Galați|