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Class

by Iseult Golden and David Horan

Class

by Iseult Golden and David Horan

Translation: Andrei Marinescu
Director:
Felix Alexa
Sets:
Andrada Chiriac
Soundtrack:
Felix Alexa

Duration: 1 h 40 min / Pause: No

Dates
01 May 2019 (The Black Box H ...) 20:00
12 May 2019 (The Black Box H ...) 20:00
24 May 2019 (The Black Box H ...) 20:00
Tickets

40 lei

20 lei (reducere pentru elevi, studenți și pensionari)

Brian and Donna's nine-year-old son is in trouble. At least that is what his teacher claims. He also says a psychologist should see him. But Brian and Donna - who recently broke up - never liked school, they never liked the teachers. An explosive confrontation between parents, teacher, pupils, both amusing and tense, Class is a multi-award-winning play on learning difficulties: in school, in life, anywhere.

Written in a cinematic style with non-linear, interlinked scenes, Class is a text in which the apparent simplicity of dialogues and actions counterbalances the endless depths and complexities beyond the surface of words. A play as a true snapshot of 21st century society, seen with humour and drama, a comprehensive study of the family and educational system.

The Irish Iseult Golden and David Horan are two theatre people who have been writing and enacting for over ten years in collaboration original plays and adaptations to classical plays.

Performed now for the first time in Romania, directed by Felix Alexa, Class has won the grand prize at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh in 2018, as well as the Best Play Award for 2018 by the Writers Guild of Ireland.

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"Class is at the same time a social play, but also extremely humane, intimate, delicate and violent through its significance.

An image filled with humuor and sensitivity of social, school, couple relationships.

In a deeply corrupt Romanian society, including in the education system, this show is a necessary alarm signal, but also a form of exorcising our own frustrations and weaknesses.

A way of facing directly and bravely our own frailty, which we sometimes are very afraid of.

My play proposes, with humour and tenderness, a way to heal this fear of ourselves." Felix Alexa

 

Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

 

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Photo: Florin Ghioca

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Wednesday
1
05
2019
The Black Box Hall 20:00 Buy tickets
Sunday
12
05
2019
The Black Box Hall 20:00 Buy tickets
Friday
24
05
2019
The Black Box Hall 20:00 Buy tickets
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Donna Costello: Alexandra Sălceanu                      Jayden Costello: Ciprian Nicula
Kaylie: Sandra Ducuță                     

The playwrights examine the concept of class membership and the role of the social class in determining how children develop their potential both in school and as adults. Writers claim that the education we have received since childhood has roots so deep that it affects our interaction with others and how we react to people. The contrast between the middle-class teacher and working-class parents is emphasized repeatedly and not only at language level. The play has humour, but also raises serious educational and social problems, including the one of the resources allocated to each individual's learning needs, as well as the difficulty of solving educational and economic disparities.

Nomoreworkhors

A play that attacks an exclusivist institution: school as a microcosm of middle-class order.

WhatsOnStage

A passionate tragedy of the 21st century ... an extremely credible, humorous and dramatized snapshot of Western culture where, for certain people, gender, class and power differences can spark an extremely toxic mix of anger, resentment and despair .

Scotsman

 

Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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