Theatres come back from holiday in force


Now that the winter holidays have come to an end, theatres are resuming their normal activity with renewed forces by offering audiences premiere plays or already known and beloved theatre performances.
At the start of this new year, an early viewing of the two-character play “Two on a Bench,” directed by Alexander Ghelman and starring Tania Filip as ‘She’ and Florin Zamfirescu as ‘He,’ will be showing at Metropolis Theatre. It is a touching and intense story about painful truths that are hard to unveil. Audiences will be able to enjoy the play on Saturday, January 11, and Sunday, January 12, at 7.00 p.m., according to the theatre’s website.
Toward the end of the week, on Friday, January 10, Nottara Theatre will be presenting a comedy entitled “Holiday in Guadelupa,” written by Pierre Sauvil and Éric Assous, and directed by Diana Lupescu, and on the following day, January 11, “A Bit Too Intimate,” by Rajiv Joseph and directed by Cristi Jucu. Alternately, theatre enthusiasts are invited to the first viewing of “Panic” by Mika Myllyaho, directed by Christian-Theodor Popescu and starring Gabriel Rauta, Alexandru Jitea, and Vlad Zamfirescu. The schedule for Sunday, January 12, includes “Master Class” by Terrence McNally, followed by “Maria Callas – La Divina,” directed by Radu Gabrea.
“Madame Récamier. Interioare,” (Madame Récamier. Interiors) a play directed by Horatiu Mihaiu and described as “a visual essay” is the first theatrical performance of the year at the National Theatre in Targu Mures. “The play directed by Horatiu Mihaiu is a visual essay. It presents Targu Mures spectators with his version of Louis David’s painting. It is both a colorful show of images and a resonant universe that reveals the beauty of a woman’s soul. Malina Andrei is responsible for the choreography, Mariuca Ignat designed the costumes, and Andreea Radu was in charge of drama composition,” a press release issued yesterday by the Theatre in Targu Mures notes. Other plays showing this month include “The Marriage,” “The School of Wives,” “Carmina Burana,” “Room 701,” “The Portuguese Man,” “The Improv Championship,” “The Shape of Things,” “Cloaca,” “We Are Stardust,” “Triple Point,” and “Against Love.”
Ion Slavici local theatre in Arad has found a new way to draw audiences closer to the world of theatre – for a month starting this week, spectators will benefit from a 25 percent reduction in ticket prices, as part of a promotional campaign. Thus, entrance to a total of twenty plays will cost RON 5 during the month of January. The campaign entitled ‘Month of Theater’ was launched last year.
On January 30, February 6, and February 14, cinematographer Nae Caranfil will be hosting a Film Direction Masterclass at the Control N Cultural Association, tackling issues such as the status and role of directors in the film production process.

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