Professional of the Romanian stage will meet at the “Toma Caragiu” Ploiesti Theater Festival

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Victor Rebengiuc – to whom President Klaus Iohannis has recently granted the National Order “The Romanian Star” (“Steaua Romaniei” – e.n.) in rank of Knight – , Marcel Iureș, Oana Pellea, Mariana Mihut, Gheorghe Visu, Florin Piersic jr., are only some of the names of the professionals of the Romanian stage who will meet in Ploiesti, at an event that has already become a tradition. This event is the “Toma Caragiu” Ploiesti Theater Festival.
Between October 31 and November 5, 2017, the capital city of the Prahova County will host the seventh edition of the “Toma Caragiu” Ploiesti Theater Festival. The event is organized by the Ploiesti Municipality, the “Toma Caragiu” Theater and the “Viitor Art” Association. The performances are scheduled to take place at the “Toma Caragiu” Theater, at the Trade Union’s Culture House, at the new hall of the Ciufulici Theater for Children and at the Theater’s Beerhouse. The selection of the festival’s plays was made by Raluca Radulescu, who is a translator and journalist, and a radio program producer at Radio Romania Cultural, the poster of the festival including the names of some of the most important Romanian directors. According to the General Manager of the theater in Ploiesti, Mihaela Rus, 142 artists will be present, without taking into account the technical teams, including famous actors of the Romanian stage, such as Victor Rebengiuc, Oana Pellea, Mariana Mihut, Marcel Iures, Gheorghe Visu, and Florin Piersic jr. According to the program, the festival will contain 18 events, including plays and concerts. Thus, the following theaters will be present in Ploiesti: Odeon Theater from Bucharest, with George Bernard Shaw’s “Chocolate Soldier”; the ARCUB Cultural Center with “Idolul și Ion Anapoda” by George Mihai Zamfirescu, the casting includes Oana Pellea; Bucharest National Theater – “Shadows” by Marilia Samper, with actors Mariana Mihuț, Victor Rebengiuc, Ana Ciontea, Gheorghe Visu, Mircea Rusu; the ACT Theater from Bucharest with “N-ai tu treaba” by Catalin Stefanescu, with Marcel Iureș, Alexandru Voicu, Andrei Seușan; Point Theater from Bucharest, with “O mie de motive” (“One Thousand Reasons” – e.n.) an adaptation of “Every Brilliant Thing” by Duncan Macmillan, with Florin Piersic jr; the Replika Educational Theater Center, with “Kimberly” by David Lindsay-Abaire; the “Lucian Blaga” Theater from Cluj-Napoca, with “”Sanziana și Pepelea” by Vasile Alecsandri; the Nottara Theater, with “Winter” by Jon Fosse; the “Maria Filotti” Theater from Brăila, with “Suntrack”; the “Eugen Ionesco” Theater from Chisinau, with “Oscar and the Lady in Pink” by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt; Godot CafeTeatru from Bucharest – “Zic-zac” by Andrea Gavriliu; the “Andrei Muresanu” Theater from Sf. Gheorghe, with “Leul Ra”; the “Toma Caragiu” Theater from Ploiesti, with “Uncle Vanya” by A. P. Chekov.
“The Ploiesti Theater Festival actually addresses to the audience, to people who don’t have the opportunity to see the performances with their beloved actors somewhere else. High quality plays will be performed at this festival. For instance, ‘The Chocolate Soldier’ is an easy, family, relaxing high-quality play, which can be watched after a crazy working day. In the interactive play “O mie de cuvinte”, where Florin Piersic jr. plays, it’s like you ‘re in the actor’s living room. As for ‘Leul Ra’, it is a… toy spectacle” stated Raluca Radulescu, the selector of the festival, offering details and presenting some of the plays prepared for the audience. She also wished to mention: “Also because there is a current hashtag trend, I could say that #Sensitiveness matches to the Ploiesti Theater Festival. Yes, sensitiveness, because if you analyze the selected spectacles, sensitiveness is the word that unites them”.
Tickets were available almost two weeks before the first gong of the festival, but as the organizers of the event announced, they are already sold out one week before the first performance of five plays. The most wanted tickets were for the performances in which the public can see the famous actors Victor Rebengiuc, Oana Pellea and Marcel Iures on the Ploiesti stage.