A new Romanian play, for the first time at NTB: Matilda and the Grave-Makers!

15 February 2020
Beginners premiere 03 March 2020
The "IL Caragiale" National Theatre of Bucharest announces the premiere of the performance Beginners, on March 3rd and 4th, 2020, at the Black Box Hall, directed by Bobi Pricop, on a text by Tim Crouch, one of the most unconventional contemporary English playwrights. Creator of theatrical performances employing multimedia technologies and exploring the borders of the dramatic art, Bobi Pricop is at the third encounter with the British author, after An Oak set at the Youth Theatre in Piatra-Neamț and The Author, staged at the "Marin Sorescu" Theatre in Craiova. Beginners - A show about the invisible border between childhood and adulthood, the children we used to be and the adults we will become. A show full of fantasy and mystery, of situations and many surprises, with adult and child actors, a staging that will put our senses to trial, playing at the same time with our minds. "Each text by Tim Crouch proposes a new, surprising experience. I think he is one of the most interesting contemporary playwrights because he constantly tests the boundaries of theatricality, the relationship between the audience and the stage, the roles we play in the world and the ways in which we are perceived by others. I am interested in how he experiments with new, sometimes risky, artistic forms to talk about certain fundamental, universal realities. In Beginners, this can be clearer than ever. That is why I wanted so much to put on this show, which I think resonates acutely in each one of us. Because he talks about childhood, the stories we learn when we are young and the ones we create about ourselves later. ” Bobi Pricop The cast comprises the actors Raluca Aprodu, Ada Galeș, Alexandru Potocean, Istvan Teglas, Ciprian Nicula, as well as the children Chloe Basu / Eva-Ilinca Crudu / Maria Mustache, Maria Luana Colica / Erica Mihaela Tanasov, Rareș Gheorghe / Victor Vasilescu, Radu Anghelina / Ștefan Popa. The stage design is signed by Nikola Toromanov, who also worked with Bobi Pricop on the shows Terror by Ferdinand von Schirach (Târgu-Mureș National Theatre) and Radio by Eric Bogossian (Craiova National Theatre). The Bulgarian scenographer has collaborated with NTB, obtaining the 2012 Uniter Prize for The Visit by Fr. Dürrenmatt, directed by Al. Morfov. The team of filmmakers is completed by Eduard Gabia (score and stage movement), Dan Basu (drawing and animations), who are entering a new collaboration with Bobi Pricop. Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
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