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No Man`s Land

by Danis Tanović

No Man`s Land

by Danis Tanović

Translation: Andrei Marinescu
Director:
Alexander Morfov
Adaptation:
Alexander Morfov
Assistant Director:
Claudia Machedon
Soundtrack:
Alexander Morfov
Decor:
Nikola Toromanov
Decor Assistant:
Ioana Iliescu
Costumes:
Andrada Chiriac
Light design:
Chris Jaeger
Fight stage:
Attila Nemeș
Translator during the rehearsals:
Iulia Bahovski
Technical Director:
Silviu Negulete
Video:
Andrei Florea
Lighting:
Ionel Docan
Organ operator lights:
Cristian Simion
Sound:
Aurel Sima, Florin Necșoiu

Premiere: 16.11.2016

Duration: 2 h / Pause: No

Tickets

70 lei

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The show is forbidden for children under 16 years old 

 

5 Reasons not to Miss No Man’s Land at NTB!

 

- The play: An adaptation for the stage after an Oscar-awarded movie (No Man’s Land by Danis Tanović, Oscar for Best Foreign Movie, 2001). Overall, Tanović’ film gained 42 prizes, including the Award of the European Film Academy for Best Script, César Award for Best Feature Film, Golden Globe for Best Foreign Movie.

- The topic: Although, upon a first reading, it seems a play about the conflict in former Yugoslavia, No Man’s Land is actually a satire against wars everywhere, but also against the international community and press chasing the sensational and rating. A dark comedy about war reminding of the famous novel "CATCH-22" or the series "M*A*S*H".

- The direction: Alexander Morfov, an ultra-famous name due to the previous enactments at NTB (The Tempest and The Visit), amazes again through the spectacular staging (very well supported by his collaborator, stage designer Nikola Toromanov), through emotion and humour.

- The cast: For the part in No Man’s Land, Richard Bovnoczki was nominated for this year’s Uniter Awards. He was joined by young Ciprian Nicula, already known for the excellent part from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, for which he was also nominated by UNITER. Not lastly, Mihai Călin, succeeding in captivating the audience, performing intensely on his back throughout the entire show.

- The soundtrack: As usual, Morfov signs, as in his other shows at NTB, a soundtrack one wishes to listen over and over again for a long time after leaving the performance. You shall hear, among others, Dire Straits (Brothers in Arms), The Doors (LA Woman), Bob Dylan (Knocking on Heaven’s Doors), Johnny Cash (We’ll Meet Again).

 

Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

Cera: Mihai Călin                      Ciki: Richard Bovnoczki
Nino: Ciprian Nicula                      Rambo / General Schwartz: Marcelo-S Cobzariu
Sergeant Marchand: Rareș Florin Stoica                      Captain Dubois: Mihai Munteniţă
Pierre, Unprofor soldier: Ionuț Toader                      Georges, Unprofor soldier: Andrei Atabay
Mile, serbian officer: Denis Hanganu                      Bosko, serbian soldier: Vitalie Bichir
Celo, bosnian officer: Eduard Adam                      Emir, bosnian soldier: Mădălin Mandin
Mirza, bosnian soldier: Adrian Iosif Pop                      Sergeant Müller, sapper: George Piștereanu
Jane Livingstone , CNN reporter: Alexandra Sălceanu
Aylin Cadîr
                     Martha: Fulvia Folosea
Soldiers / Reporters: Nicolae Dumitru
Ionuț Niculae
Aurel Ungureanu
Silviu Negulete
                    

“No Man’s Land” finally marks an event for the autumn season. A very topical theme, taken over from a film, unexpectedly brought to life by a special team – director, scenographer and actors – presenting it in a theatrically impressive, attractive manner. It is a show of emotions, of challenge and surprises the way a contemporary tragedy is enveloped in bitter humour".

Ileana Lucaci, Spectator – The stage, the “screen” of an impressive show   

"Alexander Morfov comprises in No Man’s Land the entire hatred of mankind for universal love. And immediately, innocence appears and turns into a close connection– the one between the hatred towards captivity and the love of freedom. A freedom of word and of movement. The impossibility to be reborn every time hope is near, becomes natural, because war is a world, and the world itself is reflected in a war".

Dragoș N. Savu, Dilema Veche – Hate for Love        

"...the ample set design, well layered, à la The Lord of the Rings, “speaks for itself” and enables the troupe of actors to split the story line. The directing thought insinuates itself aptly, among blood and mud, to surprise the actors’ eloquent faces and, as with Reinhardt, the playful lighting generates an enveloping atmosphere with psychological valences (light-design: Chris Jaeger). The reason for hatred – derived from that “Divide et impera” – dominates the dramatic script, and the system of theatrical symbols helps the spectator to penetrate easier into the philosophy of the abysses.

The cast, well chosen, weaves a colourful tapestry of characters on the thin thread between justice and revenge, honesty and manipulation.

The entire show No Man’s Land communicates emotionally, whereas the musical inserts highlight the dramatic and ironic side, as light contributes to the stylization of the scenic pose. Through the careful selection of the actors from the cast, the director has created a special atmosphere between stage and hall, between the authors of the show and the audience".

Mădălina Dumitrache, Web cultura – The Brothers under Deus ex machina    

"The theatre is alive, it is about here and now, about immediate emotion. It is not cut during editing, the sound is not processed, and sequences are not remade. Theatre is ruthless and contaminating. One could say „au theatre comme à la guerre”.

Alexander Morfov is one of the brightest ideas of manager Ion Caramitru. Inviting this fertile director, captivating, interesting, with a charismatic personality to enact on the stage of the Bucharest National Theatre has endowed the repertoire with a little more dynamic, colour and energy. Alongside Nikola Toromanov, who achieves a fascinating scenery with installation allure, the light design signed by creative Chris Jaeger, No Man's Land turns into a theatrical show in which tension goes hand-in-hand with anecdotal humour and tragic emphases naturally alternate with irony.

No Man's Land is a show you can take along with you, it is the kind of story over which the curtain never falls. Go and see maybe the bravest and most disturbing theatrical production in town!"

Răzvana Niță, Port.ro – Treading with me over me

 

Translated by Simona Nichiteanu  

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