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09 Jul 2018 NTB, between seasons, with a luggage filled with projects and invitations to festivals in Romania and abroad
NTB, between seasons, with a luggage filled with projects and invitations to festivals in Romania and abroad

The curtain of the 2017-2018 season has fallen, on a pleasant summer evening, on Sunday 1st July, over the halls of the National Theatre of Bucharest, where the audience could applaud, for one last representation, Magic National in the Grand Hall, Little Hell – in the Studio Hall, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, on the stage of the Painting Hall, Fool for Love at the Black Box Hall and, on the morning of the same day, in the Media Hall, The Magician of Stories, the beloved actor Marian Râlea and his assistants have wished the children Happy holidays through a highly appreciated Summer Carnival. Although already on holiday, the state of febrility, of preparation of the new season, can still be perceived inside the theatre. One of the best internationally acclaimed directors, Yuri Kordonski, who has worked at NTB on a far-reaching show, Heart of a Dog, has returned for a new ambitious project, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, starring Crina Semciuc and Ionuţ Toader in the roles of the famous lovers of universal dramaturgy. An enactment announcing itself one of the most exciting productions of the future season, with a team of first-rate producers, including scenographer Dragoş Buhagiar. The premiere scheduled for the season opening has already had the first encounter with the audience and has reaped the first appreciations. Loose Knit, this being the play of the American Theresa Rebeck, cherished in Romania as well, called by the New York Times „one of the most intelligent comedy of manners”, is a proposal advanced within the programme Open Doors to Everyone, with a masterful stage coordination by Ion Caramitru. Cast in this … knit web executed with special talent and acting nerve, were Irina Cojar, Costina Cheyrouze, Lamia Beligan, Brânduşa Mircea, Raluca Petra, Tomi Cristin, Marius Bodochi. Between humour and tear, the play unveils the flaws of the contemporary interhuman relationships, as difficult to develop, as rapid to loosen. Other famed directors have announced their projects in the Centenary Year at NTB, counting the original script by Radu Afrim, based on a novel by Liviu Rebreanu, Forest of the Hanged, enactment where we shall find alongside the famous characters of the novel, characters who seem to be detached from the yet unwritten chronicle of the year 2018… The project is due for work in autumn, with Alexandru Potocean in the role of Apostol Bologa. A play in 30 tableaus is the proposal of well-known film director Nae Caranfil. The Mute Parrot shall enter rehearsals at the end of September, enactment which shall benefit from the scenography of Dragoş Buhagiar and the choreography of Florin Fieroiu, the cast featuring popular names of the theatre, such as Claudiu Bleonţ, Magda Catone, Alexandru Bindea and many others. Another opportunity of discovering a wonderful cast is also the staging of a tragicomedy, The Rebels by Edna Mazia, translated from Hebrew by Etgard Bitel and bearing the directorial signature of Ion Caramitru. The month of August shall add to the track record of the show Magic National, recently presented at the International Theatre Festival „The Myths of the Citadel”, from Constanţa, further two invitations, the first participation being scheduled for 6th August 2018, at the International Theatre and Jazz Festival of Nishville, Serbia, and the second, at the Caragiale’s Bucharest Festival, 7th edition, event organised by the Bucharest Municipality through the Ion Creangă Theatre, scheduled in the time frame 29 August - 2 September 2018. The selection of the National Theatre Festival (NTF 2018), recently announced, includes two of the most valuable shows of the 2017 - 2018 season at NTB, Exit the King by Eugène Ionesco, directed by Andrei and Andreea Grosu and Titanic Orchestra by Hristo Boicev, directed by Felix Alexa. In the immediately following period, the foyers of the Studio Hall shall remain open, at the audience’s request, for visiting the exhibition of Japanese prints, according to new opening hours - from 12.00 to 8.00 p.m. You are welcome to return to the halls of the National Theatre of Bucharest upon the reopening of schools, in mid-September, and we wish you most pleasant and relaxing holidays, also brightened by the memory of the shows you have witnessed at the National Theatre of Bucharest during this season.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu  

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27 Jun 2018 Magic National continues its season through several summer events
Magic National continues its season through several summer events

An eventful summer is announced for the concert-show of the National Theatre of Bucharest, directed by Ion Caramitru, Magic National, which pursues its success wherever it is presented, enchanting the audience through musical tunes filled with sensibility and temperament, in performances stirring rapturous applause at open stage, meant to reward both actors and musicians. After last summer’s success at Ohrid Summer Festival, Magic National has received a series of further invitations to participate in national and international festivals.On 27th June 2018, on the closing evening of the "Citadel Myths" International Theatre Festival, at its third edition this year, Magic National can be witnessed in the Ovidiu Square of Constanţa.Actors Ion Caramitru, Medeea Marinescu, Marius Manole, Tania Popa, Istvan Teglas, Anca Sigartău, Lari Giorgescu, Aylin Cadîr, Eduard Adam, Florin Călbăjos, Emilian Mârnea and Petre Ancuţa, masterfully accompanied by Emy Drăgoi, the king of accordion jazz and his bands, 3D Pro`ect, Jazz Hot Club Romania, together with percussionist Lucian Maxim shall offer the people present at the Constanta festival a fabulous evening of music, dance and poetry. "A unique representation in the theatre landscape which amazes through the mastery of blending music with word and body movement, a delight for any spectator", stated theatre critic Ileana Lucaciu about this show.At the beginning of August, Magic National shall have a representation on the stage of the International Theatre and Jazz Festival of Nishville, Serbia, and at the end of August, the Caragiale’s Bucharest Festival, at its seventh edition, event organized by the Mayor’s Office of the Bucharest Municipality through the Ion Creangă Theatre shall offer the inhabitants of Bucharest the opportunity of watching an open-air Magic National, on a stage located in Cişmigiu Park.In the conclusion of the NTB season, on Sunday 1st July 2018, from 8.00 p.m., the Bucharest audience is invited to the Grand Hall to discover the magic formula of this concert, to the success of which most beloved names of the stage contribute, alongside major musicians. Tickets for this last representation on the premises can be purchased from the NTB box office, (from the Grand Hall foyer) or online, on

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25 Jun 2018 Dramaturgy Contest
Dramaturgy Contest

The „Ion Sava” Centre for Theatrical Research and Creation within the „I.L. Caragiale” National Theatre announces a dramaturgy contest for the unfinished play of Mihail Sebastian, The Island* (the text can be downloaded in pdf format from The interested ones must propose a continuation of the two acts written by the author. The award for the winning text (ending of the play) amounts to 2000 euros. Furthermore, it shall become a part of a show enacted in the 2018 – 2019 season, on one of the stages of the National Theatre of Bucharest. The recording of the texts shall be performed in “motto” system, appearing on the first page of each text, the same motto being also noted on a separate sealed envelope, containing the author’s personal data. Plays in electronic format are accepted (saved on a CD). The CD containing the play registered in the contest shall be accompanied by a sealed envelope featuring the author’s identification data.                                              The texts can be sent to the address: „I.L. Caragiale” National Theatre of Bucharest 2 Nicolae Bălcescu Blvd., postal code 010051, district 1, Bucharest, until 30th September 2018, with the remark Dramaturgy contest!   Document in romanian: Insula, actul I   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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