ARTS & LEISURE

Veteran actor in event performance

Undoubtedly today’s most reputed and longest running theatre actor Radu Beligan will celebrate his 92nd birthday on stage with an event performance on December 21. The special performance with “Confessions on Art and Life” will be hosted by Children’s Palace in Bucharest. It premiered in 2008 during Bucharest Arts’ Festival and has been running since, in Bucharest and throughout the country performances. In the show, Beligan addresses the public, sharing his memories of theatre world titans and recalls his debut and successes beside the likes of Lucia Sturdza Bulandra and Elvira Godeanu. The popular actor will also launch the revised edition of his autobiographical work “An Insomniac’s Notes.” Born in 1918, Radu Beligan studied Law and Philosophy in Bucharest. His debut on stage happened at the age of 20, with Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment, at the Alhambra-Regina Maria Theatre in Bucharest. Along the seven decades spent on stage, the actor has developed an impressive portfolio of theatre, film, television roles. At the end of the 40s he set up his own theatre company, in 1945 he became an actor at the National and in 1961 he was among the creators of the first Comedy Theatre in Romania. Starting from the 1950’s the actor has been a National Theatre Institute professor. Beligan is also a member of Le Muse Academy in Florence, and a French Legion of Honour recipient since 2002. Tickets for December’s performance can be purchased online on vreaubilet.ro or from the Palace Hall box-office.

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