ARTS & LEISURE

“The Method” staged by Notarra Theatre in Belgium, Austria and Spain




“The Gronholm Method” by Catalan playwright Jordi Galceran, directed by Theodor Cristian Popescu, will be staged this November in Belgium, Austria and Spain, Mediafax quoted a press release as reading.
Notarra’s actors will give performances on November 23 at the Pygmalion Theatre in Vienna, on November 25 at the Bozar Center in Brussels and on November 27 at the Lliure Theater in Barcelona.
This series of performances is part of the project titled “Theatre as identity – the tours of the Notarra Theatre” devoted to the Romanian citizens living abroad. The project has benefited from the financial and logistic help of the Romanian Foreign Ministry’s Department for Policies for the Relation with Romanians from Everywhere, and of European Artists Management, a cultural association in Brussels.
“We chose «The Method» for this tour because it has been praised both by experts and audiences, it was a great success at various Romanian festivals and we are convinced that the Romanians from abroad will also give a positive feedback,” said Notarra’s director and theatre critic Marinela Tepus.
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