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THE EMIGRANTS to participate in the “SLAVIJA 2016“ International Theatre Festival, Belgrade

Cluj-Napoca National Theatre will participate, from 12 to 15 March 2016, in the "SLAVIJA 2016" International Theatre Festival in Belgrade, with the production THE EMIGRANTS by Sławomir Mrożek, director Tudor Lucanu. The performance will take place on 14 March, 08:00 p.m., at the Slavija Theatre, Belgrade.

Cluj-Napoca National Theatre is the only representative of Romania in this festival which will also present productions from: Russia, Lithuania, Serbia, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Greece and Israel. This is the National Theatre's third participation in the "Slavija" Festival, in 2012 it participated with Zenobia based on Gellu Naum, director Mona Marian and in 2013 with The Other Death of Joan of Arc by Stefan Tsanev, director Nic Ularu, which won the Grand Prize of the Festival.

The 15th edition of the "SLAVIJA" International Theatre Festival will take place from 9 to 16 March 2016 and is an internationally renowned event, recently included in the EFFE family (A pilot project of the European Union to create the European Platform for cultural Festivals, a project initiated by EFA - European Festivals Association).

"The world never stood still. It would be illusory to believe that migrations belong to ancient history and that today the continuous flux of emigration and immigration does not deeply affect the psyche of the contemporary individual. On the contrary, today more than ever, people are forced to other countries by poverty and the hope of a better life. Nowadays, after the harsh experience of totalitarian regimes, to emigrate means to follow your dreams, to gain your freedom, to get even. However, the western dream often turns to suffering, even when the gains seem greater than the losses. How does one pay for leaving his/her homeland? Is freedom still the absolute antonym of slavery? Deeply human, Mrożek's characters are disturbingly honest. Is exile worth it? As long as you risk finding yourself... "


Ștefana Pop-Curșeu

Changes in the schedule for March 2016

Dear spectators,

We would like to inform you of the following changes in the performance schedule for March: 

  • The performances DEATH AND REINCARNATION AS A COWBOY by Rodrigo García, from 20 March, and WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Brönte, from 26 March 2016, have been canceled.

Tickets can be reimbursed at the Ticket Agency from 9 March, 11:00 a.m. until 31 March, 05:00 p.m.

Tickets purchased online on, can be changed for another performance of the National Theatre or they can be reimbursed by contacting the representatives of the company at:

  • The performance THE LAST NIGHT OF LOVE, THE FIRST NIGHT OF WAR, based on Camil Petrescu, from 29 March will be replaced by the performance MEIN KAMPF by George Tabori.

Purchased tickets are valid for this performance, can be changed for a different performance, or they can be reimbursed at the Ticket Agency from 9 March, 11:00 a.m. until 31 March, 05:00 p.m.

Tickets purchased online on are valid, can be given back or changed by contacting the representatives of the company at:

We would like to specify that these changes in the schedule are for medical reasons.


We would also like to inform you that the number of performances with EVERY TZARA HAS ITS DADA, script by Ion Pop, Ștefana și Ioan Pop-Curșeu, has been supplemented, another performance will take place on 20 March, 07:00 p.m. 


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

Cluj-Napoca National Theatre announces the participation of the production ELLING by Axel Hellstenius and Petter Naess, adaptation of the novel Blood Brothers by Ingvar Ambjørnsen, translation and adaptation: Petre Bokor, in the campaign "Artists for artists", an event organized by UNITER and which this year celebrates fifteen editions of active involvement in financially supporting artists with social or health problems. The earnings from ticket sales will be transferred to the Theatre Solidarity Fund, thus becoming the financial basis for supporting artists experiencing difficulties. The performance will take place on the Main Stage, Tuesday, 22 March, 07:00 p.m. 


Cluj-Napoca National Theatre has been nominated for the UNITER Awards in the category Best Performance, with the production Our Class by Tadeusz Słobodzianek, director László Bocsárdi. For this award, the following productions have also been nominated: The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy, directed by Andrei and Andreea Grosu, UNTEATRU Theatre, Bucharest and The Rest based on Attila Bartis, director Radu Afrim, Târgu-Mureş National Theatre, "Tompa Miklós" Company. For the 24th edition of the UNITER Awards Gala, the nominations jury consisted of the theatre critics Doina Papp, Claudiu Groza and Cristina Rusiecki.


Cluj theatre will also be honored at the UNITER Awards Gala with two awards presented by the UNITER Senate: Anca Măniuţiu, essayist, theatre critic and translator, Associate Professor and Vice-dean at the Faculty of Theatre and Television, "Babeş-Bolyai" University of Cluj, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for theatre criticism and history, and Miklós Bács, actor of the Hungarian State Theatre and Associate Professor hab. at the Faculty of Theatre and Television, "Babeş-Bolyai" University of Cluj will receive the Special Award: a mentor for young generations of actors. The excellence awards, lifetime achievement awards and special awards are presented based on proposition from theatre and from the members of the UNITER Senate. The 24th edition of the UNITER Award Gala will take place on Monday, 9 May 2016, in the Main Hall of the "Regina Maria" Theatre in Oradea.

More information and the complete list of nominees available here.