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MASTER MANOLE

 

script by Andrei Măjeri based on Lucian Blaga


director and music selection: Andrei Măjeri
set design and video design: Mihai Păcurar
costumes and styling: Lucian Broscățean
mișcarea scenică: Sinkó Ferenc
musical training: Incze G. Katalin
footwear: Mihaela Glăvan
digital prints made by: YOUNG Advertising
creative consultant: Liana Martin
assistant directors: Alexandra Felseghi, Petro Ionescu
lighting designer: Mădălina Mânzat
special thanks: Genoveva Hossu, Paul Pitea, Carmen Cherecheș, Adelina Șulea


Cast:
Manole: Sorin Leoveanu
Mira: Romina Merei
Abbot Bogumil: Ionuț Caras
Găman: Radu Lărgeanu
The First (once a shepherd): Mihai-Florian Nițu
The Second (once a fisherman): Cosmin Stănilă
The Third (once a monk): Radu Dogaru
Performance entertainer / The King’s Lady: Miriam Cuibus
The King: Ioan Isaiu
The King’s envoys: Anca Hanu, Sânziana Tarța
Manole’s Shadow: Ruslan Bârlea
The Protester / The Archangel: Cristian Rigman
The Women: Adriana Băilescu, Elena Ivanca, Irina Wintze
The Children Masters / The Monks: Dragoș Bârlea, Tudor Corb, Teodor Pop-Curșeu și Alex Todea


stage manager: Arhidiade Mureşan
lighting technicians: Mădălina Mânzat, Andrei Mitran
sound / video: Marius Rusu, Vasile Crăciun
sufleor: Ana-Maria Moldovan


A variant of a tale spread throughout the Balkans and beyond, Lucian Blaga's Master Manole depicts the permanent search for perfection, the search to fulfill one of man's fundamental purposes - to construct/to create.

Our performance shows an atheist-turned master-builder who experiences, in his difficult path to creation, the different beliefs of the place, the strongest and the most institutionalized of which actually finances his work. To achieve his masterwork, Manole resorts to the supreme sacrifice and kills a woman.

Blaga's text keeps the tragic narrative specificity of the legend, which turns here in a commemoration space, as well as a space of possible counter-memory interrogation. We believe the context of the 100 years from the Great Union would aptly frame a debate triggered by a „remix" of this fundamental myth. A mature society must be able to reflect upon itself.

Just like ancient Greeks went to theatre knowing in advance the subject of the play, the contemporary public comes to Master Manole with a clear order of events in his mind, but also prepared to be challenged by innovative interpretations and always obliged to take distance from the representation of the myth.

Questioning the bigotry (along with rituals and traditions seen as social constructs), the permanent construction of the country and the feminist perspective, the performance launches a concept connected to the deepest artistic anxieties. We called it THE MANOLE COMPLEX.


Andrei Măjeri

 



              
 


 


Opening date: Saturday, June 9 2018

Main stage
14+
2h 20 min.