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December 1, 2021
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Pascal Bruckner in Bucharest at the premiere of “The Beauty Stealers”

The world premiere of the celebrated writer’s novel will be staged by Chris Simion.

The world premiere in Romania of the theater adaptation of “The Beauty Stealers”, a novel written by reputed French writer Pascal Bruckner, will take place in the author’s presence at the State Jewish Theatre, January 25 and 26. The play stars Florin Zamfirescu, Ioana Pavelescu, Medeea Marinescu, Stefana Samfira, Radu Micu and Ionut Niculae, and is staged and directed by Chris Simion. “There is a beauty stealer in each of us. And in each of us there is a moment when the stealer takes off the hood and asks himself/herself: “When do you start getting born really? Is there any such thing as eternal youth? What does friendship and betrayal mean? Can you be happy when stealing somebody else’s beauty? Can you truly love somebody?” The story of the beauty stealers is the story of our deeds, fears, frustrations, the story of what we feel, what we understand,” said Chris Simion. Writer Pascal Bruckner put his trust in the Romanian director and impatiently awaits the show’s premiere. “Chris is a gifted and intuitive director. She always know how to take what the contemporary human soul needs from the novels he stages. I’ve been alongside her for 14 years, since she staged “The Divine Child”. I trust what she feels about and sees in a text and this warrants the success of her shows. I’ll my fingers crossed for her for “The Beauty Stealers” since this is a project she has been working on for the past eight years and I know how important is for a creator to receive the answer they wait from their audience,” said Pascal Bruckner.Adina Mastalier, the show’s scenographer, brings a novelty to the Romanian theatre, this being the first theater performance on a Romanian stage where most of the settings are 3D virtual thanks to a latest generation   provided by 360 Revolution. “The Beauty Stealers” is held as Pascal Bruckner’s best literary work, although it is the “The Bitter Moon” that made him famous. The novel was made into an eponymous film (1992) directed by Academy Award winning director Roman Polanski.

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