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DON JUAN

 

by Molière
translated to Romanian by Maria Rotar


director: Roberto Bacci
designer: Marcio Medina
dramaturgy: Stefano Geraci
assistant directors: Silvia Pasello, Maria Rotar
costume assistant: Ilona Lorincz
accompanist: Katalin G. Incze
lighting designer: Jenel Moldovan


Cast:
Don Juan: Matei Rotaru
Sganarelle: Cătălin Herlo
Donna Elvira: Sânziana Tarța
The Commander: Irina Wintze
Don Louis: Petre Băcioiu
Don Carlos: Cristian Grosu
Don Alonso: Miron Maxim
Charlotte: Anca Hanu
Mathurine: Adriana Băilescu
Pierrot: Radu Lărgeanu
Beggar: Miron Maxim
Entourage: Alexandra Tarce, Diana Buluga, Paula Rotar
Soprano: Sânziana Tarța
Musician: Renata Burcă


stage manager: Doru Bodrea
lights technician: Mădălina Mânzat, Alexandru Corpodean, Ionuț Maier
sound technician: Marius Rusu
sufleor: Crina Onaca

In Roberto Bacci's production the action takes place in the Commander's abandoned house, where, surrounded by old, deteriorated furniture, the characters populate the space throughout the representation. A fundamental element Don Juan fiercely fights against is time. Its representation is mineral, it literally "glides away" filling the stage, accompanied by piano music.  

The myth of Don Juan belongs to the baroque world of the Renaissance, and it first appeared in 1630, in Tirso de Molina's El Burlador de Sevilla. Around 1657, an itinerant actors' troupe performed this play as a pantomime in France, inspiring Molière, who, in 1665 wrote Don Juan ou Le Festin de Pierre. Don Juan or The Feast with the Statue is a unique play compared to Molière's other dramatic works, impossible to classify, neither comedy, nor tragedy, a text still relevant today, regardless of our relationship with the Creator, with passionate love or the after-world.
 

This is Roberto Bacci's third collaboration with the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, following his successes with Hamlet and The Cherry Orchard. He explained to actors that to seduce means "to take someone to a wonderful place, to a new world. Thus, Don Juan takes the woman with him to discover a new beginning. He is a seducer. His reputation as a conqueror is affected". As for Don Juan's "human" side, the essayist Ion Vartic states that "he is not and cannot be human unless all myths are human, unless the myth, an exemplary story, highlights a human experience". An experience that we invite you to share with the creators of the production. 
 

 


Ticket prices:

50 lei, 40 lei, 30 lei, 20 lei, 10 lei (according to the seat in the performance hall);

 

10 lei – discount for pupils, students and pensioners.


 


Opening date: Sunday, September 25 2016

Main stage
16+
1h 30 min.