“Requiem” by Matei Visniec to open the series of 2016 premieres at TNB


The National Theatre of Bucharest starts the series of its premieres for 2016 with the performance “Requiem” by Matei Visniec, directed by Alexandru Dabija, after having closed the year 2015 with the Shakespeare premiere “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, directed by Petrica Ionescu.

“The National Theatre of Bucharest supports Romanian contemporary and classical theatre and Matei Visniec is one of the peaks of contemporary Romanian theatre”, TNB manager Ion Caramitru declared on Wednesday for Agerpres.

The official premiere of the performance “Requiem” will be held on January 22, in the author’s presence.

“’Requiem’ is the work of a reputed director, Alexandru Dabija, with a cast that includes almost exclusively members of the youngest generation of the Romanian actors, not employed by the National Theatre, but collaborating with us. There are over 20 young artists involved in this performance”, Caramitru pointed out.

Matei Visniec also opens the series of TNB conferences of this year, on January 17, at Workshop Hall, starting at 11.00, with the topic “Theatre and Journalism (Mutual Influences).”

The first performances in 2016 of the two new shows were scheduled at TNB on January 6 – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Grand Hall, starting at 7 PM and on January 15 – “Requiem” at the Studio Hall, starting at 8 PM.

The cultural exchanges of the National Theatre in Bucharest will continue in 2016 as well. The “Mihai Eminescu” National Theatre in Kishinev will be present on January 20 and 21 with two successful performances: “The House on the Border” by Slawomir Mrozek and “Filumena Marturano” by Eduardo de Filippo, while TNB would tour Kishinev during March, Caramitru mentioned.