Current Repertory

The Forest of the Hanged

by Liviu Rebreanu

The Forest of the Hanged

by Liviu Rebreanu

Radu Afrim
Radu Afrim
Sound universe:
Radu Afrim
Cosmin Florea
Andrea Gavriliu
Video Mapping:
Andrei Cozlac
Assistant Director:
Victor Tunsu, Flavia Giurgiu, Mădălina Ciupitu
Costumes Assistant:
Andreea Diana Nistor, Alexandra Budianu
Decor Assistant:
Gabi Albu

Premiere: 16.12.2018

Pause: Yes

19 Dec 2018 (The Grand Hall) 19:00
11 Jan 2019 (The Grand Hall) 19:00
12 Jan 2019 (The Grand Hall) 11:00

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20 lei (cu reducere pentru elevi, studenţi şi pensionari)

The show is not recommended for children under the age of 16


Radu Afrim's show after The Forest of the Hanged by Liviu Rebreanu, uncovers a tremendous poetry of a powerful and modern text and aims at addressing first of all young people of nowadays. Reinterpreting in his own key a major work of Romanian literature, the director transposes it into his imaginative universe, so specific, he uncovers new meanings, starting from the premise that Rebreanu's novel is not a war novel, but a psychological one.

„I do not wish to enact Rebreanu's book, I want to question a little what happened to us in these one hundred years and where we are ... It might be ambitious, risky, kitsch, wrong, but I wish to face those soldiers who fought for something then, although many did not know what they were fighting for, with young people of nowadays, with dialogues and questions, such as What did you do in 100 years, who were we at your age, what have we done…" explained Radu Afrim in a recent encounter with the press.

Far from any form of nationalism, the show provokes a lucid reflection on the state of the nation, a clear confrontation with our historical past, a dialogue between the voice of the present and the voice of history. A deaf, whispered or blunt, insinuating or reverberating voice through which the events of a world torn by massacres spell their true name in time, a voice that bears the specific tonality and ring of director Radu Afrim.

Using the entire surface of the huge stage of the Grand Hall, stage designer Cosmin Florea and his team create an acting space of a rare spectacularity, in tune with the directorial vision. And the troubling question, under which the dramatic events in the show unfold, is one that, defying festivisms, entails a more profound reflection: How do we relate, the ones nowadays, to our countrymen 100 years ago !??

Reflection addressing an audience of all ages.

Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 


Photo by Florin Ghioca

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