The NTB Amphitheatre. An Outdoor Stage

19 April 2019
New rules for the audience 03 September 2020
The obligations of the audience regarding measures to prevent contamination with SAR-CoV2: Ensuring the health of employees and the audience are the priority objective of these measures. - wearing the mask (medical / non-medical) throughout the event, from the entrance into the lobby and throughout the show, until leaving the building. To provide effective protection, the mask must cover the mouth and nose. Attention! The theatre reserves the right to perform an observation screening at the entrance and to prevent access by persons with symptoms of respiratory infection (cough, sneeze, rhinorrhoea, general altered state) and temperature exceeding 37,3 °C. - The thermal scanning will be carried out by the theatre staff. People who refuse to have their temperature checked will not have access to the theatre. - Disinfecting hands with alcohol-based disinfectant to be made available on entry. - Observance of a minimum distance of 1,5 m between persons - from the entrance to the theatre, the showrooms, the toilets, and the exit from the hall. - The performances will take place without breaks to avoid crowding in the lobby areas; - The distance between the stage and the spectators must be at least 3 m; - As regards the distribution of seats in the hall (both online and at the box offices): An empty seat will be allocated between spectators; - Viewing the show is only allowed by keeping the individual seat in the hall and wearing of protective masks; Staff will make sure that social distance is observed during the show; - Spectators shall not consume food and drink within the premises of performing establishments and/or concerts, except for pre-packaged liquids. Ticket sales will be made as much as possible online, so that physical contact is minimized at locations. In the case of ticket purchases at the ticket office, the use of contactless card or telephone payment is encouraged. Thank you for your understanding and you are most welcome to the theatre!   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu
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At NTB, Premiere in Mid Crisis: Romanian Diary.1989 08 July 2020
In an extremely difficult period that the artistic world is going through, the I.L. Caragiale National Theatre of Bucharest announces the first premiere in the midst of a pandemic period: Romanian Diary. 1989, a show conceived and directed by Carmen Lidia Vidu, will have the first three performances on July 24th, 25th and 26th, 2020, from 9.30 pm. On the evening of July 25th, 2020, there will be a post-show dialogue between the audience and the directors. Special guest: Mădălin Hodor, historic. The performances will take place under the conditions imposed by the authorities, in the NTB Amphitheater, the open-air performance hall on the theatre rooftop.On the 30th anniversary of the Revolution that violently removed communist President Nicolae Ceausescu, four actors of the National tell the personal experiences of that period, how they lived those bloody events and how their lives changed (or not) ever since.Carmen Lidia Vidu, the director who led the Romanian theatre in the area of ​​multimedia documentary, chose four of the most famous Romanian actors to shed light on their stories: Ion Caramitru, Oana Pellea, Florentina Ţilea and Daniel Badale play their own parts. Concerning Ion Caramitru, details about the way in which he actively participated in the Revolution are known, the live broadcast expression - "Brothers, we have won!" remaining legendary. In 1989, Daniel Badale was a soldier in the Army and it is interesting the confession of the one who, "theoretically", was against the revolutionaries.Florentina Țilea was Nicolae Ceaușescu's reciter during his official visits to Iași, and Oana Pellea was mistaken for the wife of terrorist Vlase when she appeared on Romanian Television to defend it following the "Call for Artists".The four actors will be joined, through video appearances, by Germina Nagâț, member of the College of the National Council for the Study of the Securitate Archives (CNSAS), former military prosecutor Dan Voinea, who initially investigated the "Revolution File" and the well-known British historian Dennis Deletant, an expert on Romanian communism.Along with this show, the National Theatre takes to the stage another premiere and also marks a record in the history of the Romanian theatre, with the largest video projection, on a huge wall, 33 meters long and 21 meters high.The multimedia show will give viewers the opportunity to compose a powerful and very humane puzzle. History is seen through the prism of personal biographies. Research, image and sound make up the multimedia universe that completes the actors’ stories.The most appreciated project of director Carmen Lidia Vidu, in the country and abroad, Romanian Diary includes so far 3 theatre performances (Jurnal de România. Timișoara; Romanian Diary. Constanța and Romanian Diary. Sfântu Gheorghe), two short films (My Romanian Diary and Romanian Diary. Muslim Diary) as well as an exhibition.Romanian Diary is a multidisciplinary project that merges film, photography and theatre, which aims to be, through a series of uncensored and direct confessions, an honest mirror of interpersonal relations, decisively influenced by the urban environment, but also a call for social and community involvement.We mention some international awards and participations that crown the international extension of the project: "My Romanian Diary", Independent Days International Film Festival, Germany, European Cinematography AWARDS (ECA), Netherlands and FILMFEST DRESDEN - in 2020. In 2019, for "Romanian Diary. Timișoara ”- Award of Excellence offered by the Timișoara City Hall and Voice of Europe, Jena, Germany. In the same year, participation with “Romanian Diary. Constanța” in EUROPALIA, Belgium. Numerous participations with “Romanian Diary. Timișoara ”, including: National Theatre Festival and FEST-FDR, 2019. With Romanian Diary. Muslim Diary ”, in 2018: Best Women Short - Independent Shorts Awards, Los Angeles, Best Documentary based on Women (Non-Fiction) - JIFF 16 International Film Festivals in Jaipur, India, Award Winner - Changing Face International Film Festival, Sydney and Finalist - Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival, Moscow. And in 2017, the Schauspielhaus in Vienna presented “Romanian Diary. Sfântu Gheorghe” and “Romanian Diary. Constanta"."The theatre risks becoming irrelevant to the community," says the director. "The danger of vanity lurks and leads us to isolation. We only listen to the opinions that confirm ours. Romanian Diary. 1989 is my way of saying that "you make history, your attitude matters", says Carmen Lidia Vidu.You are most welcome to the theatre! The following performances will take place on: 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th August 2020. All performances start at 9.30 pm.Here, you will find the rules imposed by the pandemic period regarding access to the theatre and participation in the show. We invite you to read them.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
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