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27 Apr 2018 Lysistrata, Performed by the Greeks, on the NTB Stage with Two Representations
Lysistrata, Performed by the Greeks, on the NTB Stage with Two Representations

On Friday, 27th April and Friday, 4th May 2018, from 7.30 p.m., in the Studio Hall of NTB, the theatre company of the Greek Cultural Association of Romania – Nostos, in collaboration with the "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre of Bucharest and under the auspices of the Hellenic Republic Embassy to Bucharest presents Lysistrata by Aristophanes, translated by Giannis Varveris. The direction of the show is signed by Afroditi Ioannidou, choreography by Amalia Strinopoulou. Score: Pantelis Terezakis, stage design: Afroditi Ioannidou and Amalia Strinopoulou. Afroditi Ioannidou, director of the show "Lysistrata" performs the role of the priestess Lysimaha. Afroditi Ioannidou has been an actress of the Northern Greece State Theatre for 35 years. She has performed many lead roles and in the last years she dedicated herself to teaching the art of the actor and direction. She has been collaborating with Nostos since its very foundation. Through her knowledge and experience, she has successfully led the Nostos theatre team with exceptional results. The lead roles of the play are performed by actors of the Nostos theatre company, who have acted in all its shows over the last three years. Nostos has been founded and active in Bucharest since the year 2015. During all this period, it presented two plays at the National Theatre of Bucharest, The Free Besieged by Dionysios Solomos and The Trojan Women by Euripides. It participated in the Caleido Festival with the work of I. Kambanellis Nameless Story and is now presenting Lysistrata by Aristophanes. The ageless comedy by Aristophanes shows the writer’s admiration and respect towards the female sex, in contrast with the general perception of the society of the time, who wanted the woman to be limited to the household, marriage and maternal duties. Through the character Lysistrata, Aristophanes presents the contrasts of feminine psychology, rendering the woman attractive and efficient. She is delicate and at the same time dynamic, submissive and indignant, romantic and realistic, astute and pragmatic. Endowed with these features, Lysistrata realizes how absurd war is. Consequently, she concocts a clever way of blackmailing men, in order to coerce them to put an end to war and return to their homes and families. She urges women – Athenian and Spartan – to abstinence and makes them swear that they shall no longer give in to men until after the capitulation and the signature of the peace treaty. What an implacable dilemma for men!... But the weapon of love is invincible! By the end of the 75 minutes of show, you shall find out how the tricky situation has been solved. Translation and surtitles in Romanian are provided by Giorgos Papadopoulos.     Tickets are available at the Box Office of the National Theatre of Bucharest, as well as online, on   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu

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18 Apr 2018 Project Contest. 9G at NTB – Fifth Edition
Project Contest. 9G at NTB – Fifth Edition

The “I.L. Caragiale” National Theatre of Bucharest, through the “Ion Sava” Centre for Theatre Research and Creation, is launching the fifth edition of the 9G programme at NTB (New Generation), dedicated to young playwrights, graduates of relevant faculties, aged 35 or under, who are not employed in theatre institutions. The programme has been launched in January 2014, while 19 projects have been selected to date, 15 of which are included in the permanent repertoire of the Small Hall, within the 9G Season at NTB. 9G at NTB takes place in the Small Hall, space exclusively intended for young artists. 9G at NTB. Procedure: - The “I.L. Caragiale” National Theatre of Bucharest and the “Ion Sava” Centre for Theatre Research and Creation provide the premises for the preparation of the show, in the Small Hall or one of the rehearsal halls of the theatre, for a period of three weeks (of which one week on the stage of the Small Hall). Depending on the theatre’s rehearsal schedule and the availability of halls (rehearsal halls, foyers etc.) or the complexity of the proposed project, the time necessary for the preparation of the show can be prolonged. - NTB provides the technical facilities of the Small Hall, the costume stock, the scenery stock, the props, the theatre’s workshops, without making any additional investment in connection with the production of the show, but also the theatre’s logistical support and counselling. - The shows resulting from the selected projects shall have 3 free representations, with free entrance, without payment of copyright or related fees. - Following the performances with audience, and with the consent of the NTB artistic board, the show can be included in a season (with the possibility of contract prolongation) in the repertoire of the Small Hall, in the 9G Season at NTB, requiring minimal investments in production and payment of copyrights, according to the recipe of the representation, payment collection and promotion. Terms of participation in the project pre-selection: - The team proposing the project must consist of independent artists, graduates of relevant faculties, aged 35 or under. - There is no type of requirement or restriction related to the enlisted texts (classical and contemporary dramaturgy) or to the kind of proposed aesthetics, but the show concept focused on the art of the actor represents an advantage. Projects shall be sent per e-mail to the address: They shall comprise (according to the attached form): the directorial concept of the show (maximum 2 pages); the cast, and the resumes of the team members. (Links with recordings of previous shows of the team members may be added or recorded performances can be sent as transfers). Furthermore, the technical requirements of the project shall be listed in detail. The play, the adaptation for the stage, the script (any text underlying the project) must be attached in a separate document. - The space of the Small Hall shall be used according to the attached outline (Italian stage).   Projects shall be enlisted starting from 18th April 2018 until 12th May 2018, whereas by mid-May (the date shall be set according to the number of registered projects), the shortlisted titles and teams shall be announced. Following a discussion with the teams, the projects shall be selected which shall go into rehearsals in the first stage of the 9G programme (according to the regulation). Documents in romanian: Fisa de inscriere 9G - 2018 Sala Mica - schita      

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16 Nov 2017 The Librarium Group Is Opening a New Bookstore at NTB
The Librarium Group Is Opening a New Bookstore at NTB

The Librarium Group announces the opening of a new bookstore in Bucharest, in the foyer of the Grand Hall of theI.L. Caragiale National Theatre. The opening event shall take place on Thursday, 16th November 2017, starting with 6.00 p.m. We invite you to the reading stage, where we shall lift the curtain alongside Ion Caramitru, manager of the National Theatre, writers Marius Chivu and Alex Tocilescu, joined by Laura Câlțea, cultural blogger. The guests shall enter a discussion with the readers about the universe of books, music, theatre and film. In a spectacular setting and with a generous reading space, with passionate booksellers, ready to offer the best book recommendations, the new bookstore offers a place dedicated to the reader and reading. Librarium NTB shall host a series of cultural events, meetings with writers, debates, launches of long-awaited books, art exhibitions or film projections, thus continuing its mission to promote reading and artistic expression. ,,Librarium NTB is a natural extension of the stage. We travel through books towards other worlds and we are living thousands of other lives. We experience emotions page by page; we identify with a certain character or long for the autograph of the favourite writer. We laugh, we cry, we imagine, we escape.” Mihai Ghebrea, Librarium project manager. Wishing to cover everyone’s needs, Librarium has also extended online, founding in 2014 the e-commerce website Cartepedia. With the opening of the new bookstore, the Group announces the inauguration within the I.L. Caragiale National Theatre of two units for placing and taking orders, which shall operate under the Cartepedia brand. These are located at the theatre’s main entrance. On the opening day, from 5:30 p.m., we shall organize alongside the Instagram community an InstaMeet, meant to invite readers to be the first to discover the space, and from 6:00 p.m. we expect the general public to the actual event. The bookstore shall be open daily in the time frame 12:30 - 20:30. *                            The Librarium Group owns bookstores in Bucharest (Sun Plaza, Mega Mall and the I.L. Caragiale National Theatre), Cluj-Napoca (Book Corner and University), Timișoara (Cartea de Nisip), Iași (Iulius Mall), Slobozia (Casa Cărților) and online through, being one of the main players in the Romanian book retail business, with a turnover of over 4 million Euros recorded in 2016. Librarium and Cartepedia are brands associated with ONE DISTRIBUTION COMPANY SRL.|   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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