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EXTRATERRESTRIAL CLOWNS

 

script by Eli Simon


director: Eli Simon
designer: Cristian Rusu
music: Vincent Olivieri
assistant director: Leta Popescu
lighting designer: Jenel Moldovan


Cast:
Adriana Băilescu
Ruslan Bârlea
Patricia Brad
Dan Chiorean
Cătălin Codreanu
Ramona Dumitrean
Anca Hanu
Cătălin Herlo
Silvius Iorga
Elena Ivanca
Radu Lărgeanu
Miron Maxim
Angelica Nicoară
Dragoș Pop
Cristian Rigman
Matei Rotaru
Alexandra Tarce
Irina Wintze
Ada Milea


stage manager: Doru Bodrea
lights technician: Alexandru Corpodean, Mădălina Mânzat
sound technician: Marius Rusu

The clown saga, began in 2012 with War of the Clowns, continues now with the tale of those which, forced to abandon their home planet, end up, alone and rejected by everybody, on Earth. Adorable and naïve, clumsy and foolish, gathered around Baby Clown and in love with Funk music, the extraterrestrial clowns will try to adapt to the new living environment, to integrate in the "human" society and adopt its customs, jobs, and daily behavior. But how can you forget your roots and "correct" your identity without loosing anything? A joyous and humorous tale for all ages, which allows the spectators to rediscover the inventiveness of childhood with all its sorrows and joys.

 

The director Eli Simon, Acting professor at the University of California Irvine, conceived this original performance in close collaboration with the composer Vincent Olivieri, the author of the songs interpreted by Ada Milea for the actors and audience of the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre. Eli Simon is an author specialized in scripts for clown performances, but also for musicals, comedies or classical theatre. He is the author of The Art of Clowning and Masking Unmasked, Four Basic Approaches to Acting. He is the artistic director of the "Clownzilla" clown company, co-founder of the "Pan Pacific Players" company and artistic director of the New Swan Shakespeare Festival in Irvine, California. This is Eli Simon’s second collaboration with the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, following the enormous success of his previous performance, War of the clowns.


Ticket prices:

50 lei, 40 lei, 30 lei, 20 lei, 10 lei (depending on the seat location);

10 lei - discounts for pupils, students, pensioners.




Opening date: Friday, October 10 2014

Main stage
12+
1h 15 min.