ARTS & LEISURE

Theatre premiere: “Jack lunetistul”

The 2009 Play of the Year, “Jack lunetistul” (Jack the Sniper), by Radu Macrinici, the winner of the annual competition organized by the Theatrical Guild in Romania (UNITER), will be presented on the stage of the Bucharest National Theatre (TNB) in a reading performance, on Friday, starting 4 pm, at the Hall 99.
Radu Macrinici’s play can be described as a post-modern tragic-comic fantasy. The elves at play in Shakes­peare’s forests are transplanted to our day and age, bearing along the labyrinthine mysteries of life. Radu Macrinic, born in 1964, is one of the most celebrated voices in contemporary playwriting. He made his debut in 1994, at the Theatre du Residence Palace in Brussels, with the play “The Librarian”, presented, in the same year, at the “Renaud-Barrault” Theatre in Paris, then at the “Maria Guerrero” Theatre in Madrid, the “Teatral do Chiado” in Lisbon, and the National Theatre in Targu Mures, and included in a volume published, in French, at the Ambedui Publishing House in Brussels. He was the director of the “Andrei Muresanu” Theatre in Sfantu Gheorghe, he founded the “League for Theatre” Foundation, he taught creative writing at the “Transylvania” University in Brasov, and went on to become the director of the Theatre from the Tower in Sighisoara. He received awards from Hostage Production London, the Ministry of Culture, the Romanian Writers’ Guild, the Bucharest Writers’ Association, and, at UNITER, he won the same competition, in 1997, with the play “T/Tara mea” (My Dead Weight/ Country), and was nominated twice more, in 1999 and 2009.


The cast of the play, directed by Andrei Grosu, includes Brandusa Mircea, Axel Moustache, Silviu Biris and Dragos Stamate. Entrance is free.


Venue: National Theatre

Address: 2 Nicolae Balcescu Blvd.

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