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16 Feb 2019 The Nouveau Criminals on the Grand NTB Stage!
The Nouveau Criminals on the Grand NTB Stage!

The I.L. Caragiale National Theatre of Bucharest announces the first performances of the The Nouveau Criminals by Edna Mazia, translated by Etgard Bitel, directed by Ion Caramitru, which shall take place on Saturday, February 16th, Sunday February 17th, 2019, Sunday, February 24th and Friday, March 1st at The Grand Hall, starting from 7.30 p.m. Designated by Haaretz Magazine as "First Lady of the Israeli Theatre", Edna Mazia first became a screenwriter, then a playwright and theatre director, followed by philosophy and drama studies, and her career was crowned with recognition by the audience and the specialized criticism. Among her numerous plays, those which enjoyed a special appreciation were the Family Story - rewarded in 1997 with the Meir Margalit Prize (after the name of a famous Israeli actor of the 20th century) and the Lea Goldberg Award, then only two years later, for the Rebels, the writer would be declared Playwright of the Year 1998-1999, a recognition doubled by a new Meir Margalit Award. In Romania, the most famous piece of Edna Mazia is the one in 2011, Games in the Backyard, director Bobi Pricop's debut exam, taken over by Act Theatre. With Nouveau Criminals, the author, who was also the director for this play performed with great success by Israel's Cameri Theatre, offers us a comedy of stark topicality, oscillating between laughter and tears, about a family hoping to regain their lost well-being. It's a story about the temptation of money, easy gains on not exactly Orthodox ways, risky maneuvers of survival, and the cumbersome routine of domestic cares. A bitter comedy, reserved exclusively for adults, with generous scores and extraordinary actors - guided with psychological finesse by Ion Caramitru - the director, gives you the opportunity to meet with a five star cast on the great stage of the Bucharest National Theatre. The amazing situations and characters that trigger them are brought to the scene by the actors: Virginia Mirea - invited to join NTB with this role, Alexandrina Halic, Andrei Finti, Silviu Biriş, Afrodita Androne, Teodora Mareş, Ileana Olteanu, Aylin Cadir / Diana Sar, Cosmina Olariu, George Piştereanu, Daniel Badale, Mihai Verbitchi, Alexandru Hasnaş. In other roles: Viorel Florea, Alexandru Popescu, Nicoleta Tase, Aris Bănuţoiu. The welcoming home of a once wealthy family is the stage creation of Florilena Popescu Farcasanu - as well as the costumes of the show, the lighting of the lighting designer Chris Jaeger, the choreography of Florin Fieroiu and the musical arrangements made by Călin Topa. You shall laugh at the challenges of dealing with the "nouveau criminals" ... The humour and wisdom of an honest contemporary family shall persuade you that it is worthwhile facing your fate even if you becomes its toy, even if the whole world has gone mad and .. even though "it's all but ... a great mess" !!! So dare and be welcome to the generous home of a respectable family, where a fancy business flourishes ...! The official premiere of the show is scheduled for Thursday, March 7th, 2019, from 7.30 p.m. in the presence of the author. The duration of the show is 2 hours 50 minutes, with a break.  Tickets are available at the NTB Box Office, in the Grand Hall foyer, as well as online on   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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06 Feb 2019 Stage and Painting exhibition
Stage and Painting exhibition

In the Rotunda of the NTB Small Hall of the TNB, the exhibition Stage and Painting - stage design and costume projects by baron George Löwendal. "Stage and Painting" is the title of a new exhibition dedicated to the artistic creation of baron George Löwendal, which shall open in the Rotunda Hall of the National Theatre of Bucharest from 4 to 20 February 2019, with the opening on Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 18.00. Outlining an artistic destiny launched in the Year of Great Romania, 1918, this exhibition shall focus on stage designs and costumes created during 1921-1945 when George Löwendal worked in the theaters of Bucharest, Cernauti, Timisoara, Braila or Craiova. There, he achieved successful stage designs, recorded in the press of his time, by prominent personalities such as Lucia Demetrius, Petru Comarnescu, Adrian Maniu or Ionel Jianu. Along with these creations that have entered the limelights, drawings in coal, of great virtuosity, shall be displayed, representing actors from the golden generation of Romanian theatre, such as Radu Beligan, Fory Etterle, Dan Botta, Grigore Vasiliu Birlic, Dinu Ianculescu, Ion Manolescu etc . Curated by Calin Stegerean, the exhibition presents George Löwendal as a leading personality of the Romanian theatre, with an artistic vision of great originality and value, which the proof of time has constantly confirmed. The finishing event is scheduled for February 20th, 2019, with a conference organized by the renowned theatrologist George Banu, which shall take place in the Media Hall of the Bucharest National Theatre from 6.00 p.m. We invite you on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, from 6.00 p.m. to the Media Hall of the National Theatre of Bucharest for the conference The Actor’s Albums: from Painting to Etching and Photography. Starting from the splendid actor sketches of George Löwendal, an evocation of the image album, which retraces in time the memory of the great performers and the adopted performance style. Presented by: George Banu, theatrology expert George Banu (born on June 22nd, 1943, Buzău, Romania) is a theatrology expert and Romanian university professor, who settled in Paris. Since March 2013, he has been an honorary member of the Romanian Academy.   The exhibition is organized by the Löwendal Foundation in partnership with the IL Caragiale National Theatre of Bucharest and the Manasia Domain and is part of the Romania 100: Scenography, Painting project. Costume, funded by Bucharest City Hall 1 through the Cultural Centre 1, within the Centenary for All Programme - 2017-2020.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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22 Apr 2019 Stefan Hrusca: A Tree in Bloom
Stefan Hrusca: A Tree in Bloom

Private event hosted by the National Theatre of Bucharest. The organiser is exclusively liable for the quality and content of this event!   Stefan Hrusca brings the spring on the tunes of the song "A Tree in Bloom". After the frosty winter, nothing shall warm our souls like the immortal chorus A Tree in Bloom! This shall be the title of the tour that Stefan Hrusca shall perform all over the country in April! If the Flower Wedding makes your heart race, you are missing The Former Loves Fresh Love or you want to remember Fugitive from Heaven, The Promised Summer or the touching Pray for Our Parents, you are invited to a concert where you shall recover the thrill of the days or yore and the charm of ageless folk songs! Stefan Hrusca's artistic journey started in 1981, with his integration into the legendary Flacara Literary Circle. In a period of only three years, between 1981 and 1984, Stephen crossed the country high and low and sang in over 1,000 concerts, his warm voice caressing the hearts of Romanians from all geographical regions of Romania. With a unique voice, unmistakable candor and the emergence of a distinct simplicity, Stephen Hrusca became one of the most beloved folk musicians in Romania. His reference albums include: Pray for Our Parents (1984), Wish for Lovers (1986), Former Loves (1995), Special Ballads (2007) and, of course, the most loved carol records and Maramures Songs. If in the last 25 years, Stefan Hrusca’s carol concerts have acquired the status of tradition of the Romanian winter holidays, the folk concerts are true cultural events due to their rarity and individual character. About the encounter with the Romanian audience, on the verge of spring, Stefan Hrusca said: "We shall see each other again in mid April at a folk concert like the ones of yore. Songs dear to my soul shall find their place in the programme of an evening like in the good old days." The artist shall be accompanied by Mario Band (Mario Florescu - drums, Radu Rotaru - keyboard, Alex Florescu - percussion).   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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