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tragedy in five acts by Venedict Yerofeyev, stage adaptation by Mihai Măniuţiu
translated to Romanian by Maşa Dinescu and Letiţia Becherescu

director: Mihai Măniuţiu
set and costume design: Doru Păcurar
assistant director: Andreea Iacob
set and costume design assistant: Arhidiade Mureşan


Gurevici: Ionuț Caras
Prohorov, head of ward no. 3: Cătălin Herlo
Alioha, Prohorov's squire: Cristian Grosu
Vova, an old man from the countryside: Petre Băcioiu
Serioja Kleinmichel, author of phantasmagorial projects: Miron Maxim
Vitea: Ruslan Bârlea
Stasik, reciter and horticulturist: Silvius Iorga
Kolea: Cătălin Codreanu
Paşka Eriomin, the komsomol secretary of the ward: Radu Lărgeanu
Mihalîci, rear admiral: Cristian Rigman
Hohulea, sexual mystic and satanist: Romina Merei

Igor Lvovici Raninson, head medical doctor: Anca Hanu
Borenka, medical nurse: Miklós Bács
Nathalie, medical nurse: Ramona Dumitrean
Tamarocica, nurse: Viorica Mischilea
Zinaida Nicolaevna, nurse: Maria Munteanu
Lucie, medical nurse: Irina Wintze
Valentina, nurse: Lucia Wanda Toma

stage manager: Constantin Pojonie
lights technician: Jenel Moldovan, Dorel Şimon
sound technician: Marius Rusu
video projections: Vasile Crăciun
sufleur: Crina Onaca

"My meeting with Venedict Yerofeyev's prose had the magic touch of a love at first sight. As the 20th Century had so many good, very good or excellent writers, I have imagined that I could not be surprised anymore. And, all of the sudden, the touch of an angel... The humility and the delight of recognizing a genius... Eagerly, I wanted to know if he had also written plays. The delight of discovering, first due to Emil Iordache, the Walpurgisnacht! I was generously helped and initiated in the meeting with this play by Mrs. Letiţia Becherescu, and then Mrs. Maşa Dinescu gracefully fulfilled this exalting meeting. As pathetic as it may sound, I want to confess that I have only one regret... And a tear in my soul. HE will not be present at the opening night. I believe it is for the second time, after Gellu Naum, when this hurts... when it hurts me..."

Mihai Măniuţiu

Prizes and nominations:

  • The Best Performance Prize at the Contemporary Playwriting Festival from Braşov, 21st Edition, 2009;
  • The Best Actor Prize - Ionuţ Caras, for interpreting Gurevici, at the Contemporary Playwriting Festival from Braşov, 21st Edition, 2009;
  • Nomination for The Best Actor Prize - Ionuţ Caras, for interpreting Gurevici, at the UNITER Gala, 2010.

Not recommended for audiences under the age of 16!

Ticket Prices:

30 RON, 25 RON, 15 RON (depending on the seat in the theater);

10 RON - discount for students and senior citizens.


Opening date: Saturday, October 3 2009

Main stage (studio)
1h 40 min.