“The Game of Yalta” – the one-act adaptation by Brian Friel of A. P. Checkhov’s novelette “The Lady With The Dog”, considered one of the best short stories in the history of literature – will be performed this Thursday, on November 20, starting at 7 PM, at the Lipscani Theatre (53 Lipscani Street). The heroes of this fascinating love story are played by actors Adrian Paduraru and Ana Donosa.
The new space that hosts “The Game of Yalta” as well as the scenery improvements brought to the show give a greater emphasis to the expressive concept of the show and to visual exploring. “The Game of Yalta” has all chances to improve viewers due to the live scenery created by paiinter Ion Nedelcu, who will dip his brush in wine in order to create – beside the actors – a story where the imaginary and the reality entwine, reviving the places and feelings that connect the two lovers.
It is for the first time that the adaptation by Brian Friel, one of the best contemporary playwrights, is performed on a Romanian stage. The author’s special fondness for Russian writers is transferred in “one of the most gentle and dramatic plays ever written, ‘The Game of Yalta’”, according to Richard Pine, famous writer and theatre critic.
The theatre performance “The Game of Yalta”, directed by Cezar Ghioca, was premiered this september. Doina Papp, theatre critic for the paper “Adevarul”, wrote that “the play is worth seeing at least for the sensitive performance of the young and recently introduced Ana Donosa and to rediscover Adrian Paduraru in a role approached with fine irony, as well as for the innovative scenery, painted live by Mr. Ion Nedelcu.”
Razvan Penescu, the founder of cultural website Liternet.ro declared: “I think this genre of performance and this kind of text is necessary. I am glad that two actors I have never seen on stage have a show that is mostly based on them. I will keep this show as a cultural highlight of our website”.