The Bridge

after Paul Ioachim

The Bridge

after Paul Ioachim

Horaţiu Mălăele

Duration: 1 h 30 min / Pause: Yes


120 de lei

Independent Show Hosted by the National Theatre of Bucharest. The organiser is exclusively liable for the quality and content of this event!


The show The Bridge, directed by Horaţiu Mălăele, after the text „The Suicide Bridge”, by Paul Ioachim, faces the audience with a topic less tackled in the past: suicide.

The spectators follow, for one hour and a half, a delicious and humorous show, where a misunderstood intellectual, impersonated by Horaţiu Mălăele, a lover, played by George Ivaşcu, and an artist – Meda Victor, „are queueing in front of death”.

The characters are meeting daily on the „suicide bridge”, waiting for a train to end their lives and make fun of their own helplessness. The idea of the suicide of the three characters telling their own dramas, does not materialise, because actually none of them truly wishes to die. It is actually the essence of the play, making the spectator leave home with the idea that there is always hope and motivation for life to be worthwhile living.

Broken Destinies

Three destinies, three life stories, three typologies. The lover – the bizzare and logical metrologist – has been deserted by his loved one for a taller, stronger and more handsome man. Although he was regularly taking vitamins to keep in shape, nothing helped him regain his beloved, so he decided to go on the bridge.

The second character choosing the bridge is the young woman who failed the acting exam and, according to her, has been „treaded upon by everyone”.

The third character is a miserable intellectual, „child of the century”, whose absurd literary creations are incomprehensible.

All three are waiting for the „death train”. Although he holds a watch in his hand, counting the minutes elapsed until the moment of death, the lover is the first one to get cold feet. The artist regards the intellectual as a possible lover, who, under these circumstances, catches a glimpse of hope for the success of his work.

The Bridge is an acting feast, leaving us with the idea that there is always a chance and hope for which life is worthwhile living, even if at least out of the curiosity to know what shall happen tomorrow.


Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

: Horaţiu Mălăele
George Ivașcu
Meda Victor
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