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24 March 2023
Summer Nights at the NTB Amphitheatre 14 June 2024
When the city goes on holiday, we invite you to meet us on the roof of the National Theatre, at the Open-air Amphitheatre, for the opening of the Summer Season! We have prepared an attractive and relaxing treat for you. We look forward to spending this summer with meetings, performances, concerts, films and unforgettable evenings. The open-air Amphitheatre is a unique stage in Romania, a place high up on the National Theatre, 24 meters above the University Square. Here, from mid-July to September, culture and artistic genres, diversity and summer (and cultural) debate meet under the summer night sky, right at km 0 of the capital, in an exciting and varied evening program Concerts, theatre and dance performances, vintage films or the latest film productions, meetings with artists, can be watched and experienced this summer under the starry skies of Bucharest, at the NTB Amphitheatre. Tickets for the events at the Amphitheatre will be sold exclusively online. NTB Amphitheatre - Summer Nights, up on the theatre is a project supported by PPC Romania!   Translated by Andreea Codrea-Boeriu
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A glimpse into the world of childhood memories 06 April 2024
At the Atelier Hall of the "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre in Bucharest, starting April 6, 2024, you can enjoy a new performance, Childhood Memories – one man show performed by actor Vitalie Bichir as part of the tnb.edu program. Far from being a simple dramatization after Ion Creanga, the recital recital conceived and directed by Vitalie Bichir, proposes to spectators of all ages, a nostalgic foray into the world evoked by the great storyteller, adding to it some ingredients related to the personal biography of the actor, also from Moldavia. The ingenious scenario combines, for the first time, excerpts from the well-known Childhood Memories with pages from the 1883 textbook The Schoolmaster of Children (a reading book including anatomy lessons for the primary grades), authored and co-authored by Ion Creanga. The happy happenings of childhood, narrated with talent and a special emotional involvement by the actor, who transforms himself, one by one, into each of the characters played, receive an ironic counterpoint by juxtaposition with didactic explanations (supported by projections). These explanations are extracted from amusing anatomy lessons formulated in the sweet Moldovan language, in which the mysteries of the functioning of the human body are described in an understandable way, in the spirit of the time. A relevant moment for the construction of this one-man-show can be found, for example, at the intersection of the well-known story of Irinuca's goats, a source of scabies for the young apprentice who came from Humulesti, and the description of this arachnid - taken from the textbook of the time, in the words of the time. The show awakens in each of us, the adult spectators, the longing for our parents and our native places, through this incursion, full of tenderness and emotion, into the innocent world of childhood. And for young students who may have difficulties reading the "compulsory" reading of Childhood Memories, the performance at the Atelier Hall of the National Theatre offers another "key" to reading, opening the door to the universe evoked with such talent by Nica of Stefan al Petrei from Humulesti...., alias Ion Creanga! Actor Vitalie Bichir celebrates, on the occasion of this recital, 30 years since graduating from acting school! The first performances of "Childhood Memories" will take place on April 6 (premiere) and April 7, 2024, at 7pm, and the next performance is scheduled for May 25, 2024. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at the NTB Box Office and online at tnb.ro.   Translated by Andreea Codrea-Boeriu 
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The outdoor amphitheater will reopen in 2024 22 December 2023
At the end of the year, another good news from NTB! The open-air amphitheater, the theatre stage located on the roof of the building of the "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre in Bucharest, will be open to the public in 2024, for the entire summer period between the theatre's two regular seasons, thanks to the support provided by PPC Energie Muntenia SA: You will be able to see at the NTB Amphitheatre, quality performances by established artists, but also productions by young independents. Theatre, music, dance and film will come together in this unique theatre space in Romania this summer, bringing spectators a high quality summer cultural season right in the center of Bucharest. Many thanks to PPC Energie Muntenia S.A. for supporting the summer season of the National Theatre in Bucharest!   Translated by Andreea Codrea-Boeriu 
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