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March 2, 2021
ARTS & LEISURE

Comedy Theatre celebrates 50 years

On Wednesday there have been 50 years since actor Radu Beligan brought into the Capital’s cultural landscape a new cultural institution meant to bring out laughs and good spirits. Created in 1961, the theatre opened with the premiere “Famous 702” by Alexandru Mirodan, reu­niting big names of the stage such as Sanda Toma, Mircea Septi­lici and so on. The Comedy Theatre has been a repertory theatre ever since with a portfolio that includes the comedy in it’s huge diversity, from musical comedies to absurd theatre and black comedy. In the 60’s, Comedy Theatre was synchronized with the world wide theatrical movement, reality proved in 1963 in Paris by the winning of the Price of the Theatre of Nations for the best national participation with the productions The Rhynos by Eugene Ionesco directed by Lucian Giur­ches­cu and Trolius and Cresida by William Shakespeare, directed by David Esrig. The tours sustained in 1991 – 1992 in Great Britain, Columbia, Venezuaela and Canada with the production The Midsu­mmer Night Dream by William Shakespeare, directed by Alexandru Darie brought back the Comedy Theatre on the stage from all over the word. In august 2007 the Gover­nment Inspector production was presented at the International Festival Fringe Edinburgh, the company being rewarded with great reviews (4/5 stars) in The Times, The Independent and The Sunday Times.

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