The 20th edition of the Romanian Association of Theatre Artists (UNITER) Awards Gala will take place on April 23 at the Bucharest Odeon Theatre’s Majestic Hall and the nominees were announced yesterday. Thus, three productions compete for the Best Theatrical Production Award: “Ivanov” (the Bulandra Theatre in Bucharest), “The Last Day of Youth” (the “Radu Stanca” National Theatre in Sibiu) and “The Visit” (the Bucharest National Theatre). The nominees in the Best Director category include Laszlo Bocsardi, for his production of “Caligula” at the Craiova Theatre, Radu Alexandru Nica, for “Mountainbikers” at the Timisoara State German Theatre, and Silviu Purcarete for his production of “D’ale carnavalului” (Masquerade) at the Sibiu Theatre. The contenders for the Best Actor in a Starring Role award include Sorin Leoveanu, Marian Ralea and Marius Turdeanu. Three exquisite actresses compete for the Best Actress in a Starring Role award – Claudia Ieremie, Mariana Mihut and Oana Pellea. Victor Rebengiuc was nominated, also, for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his part in “Ivanov”. UNITER will also award, posthumously, a lifetime achievement distinction to honour the late director Alexandru Tocilescu.