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The curtain fell down for the last time for Esti. And the order wasn’t given by her, from the small technical cabin backstage. The speakers didn’t vibrate anymore at the sound of her words "Thank you the performance!", a saying of hers that always produced a sentimental smile. 

Our bellowed colleague, the stage manager Estera Biró, passed away on the night of 4 June 2010, in Cluj. Born on 23 April, 1939 in Cluj, Estera Biró was part of the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre’s team since 23 October 1963 until 4 June 2010.

Those who wish to pay their respects may do so in the National Theatre’s foyer on Wednesday, 9 June 2010, from 11am to 12am. The church service will start at 12pm in the foyer of the Theatre, after which we will depart for the central cemetery. The burial will take place at the central cemetery, starting at 2pm.


THE ASSASSIONATION OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Marius Benţa, based on texts written by the Marquis de Sade, opens on Saturday 22 May 2010, at 3pm, at the "Euphorion" Studio, as part of the "Debut" Program.

The production is directed by László Olivér, set design by Mălina Mândru.

Cast: Cătălin Codreanu (the Marquis de Sade), Romina Merei (Madeleine), Anca Hanu (Constance) and Radu Lărgeanu (Royer).

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR by  N.V. Gogol, translated to Romanian by Emil Iordache, directed by Mona Marian, opens on Tuesday, 4 May at 7 pm, and is the second production of the "2010 - The Year of Comedy" Program. Set design: Mihai Ciupe; costumes, puppets, props: Eugenia Tărăşescu-Jianu; assistant to the set designer: T. Th. Ciupe; music selection by Corina Sîrbu.

Next performance dates: 8 and 22 May, 7 pm.

A press conference will be held on this occasion on Friday 30 April 2010, at 2 pm, at the second floor foyer. Members of the creative team and the cast will be present.

Changes in the program for April 2010

The performance THE BALD SOPRANO by Eugène Ionesco, directed by Gábor Tompa, scheduled for 17 April 2010 was suspended on medical reasons.

The tickets can be reimbursed at the ticket agency or will be available, on request, for the performances in May 2010.