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September 29, 2020

Harap Alb’s Story, produced in New York by two Romanians

Romanian actor Vasile Flutur, in collaboration with photographer Adi Bulboaca, directed at New York the theatre adaptation “Blackwhite – The Adventures of Harap-Alb”, performed by eighteen American child actors in English. The tale was adapted for stage and translated to English by Vasile Flutur, a New York-based actor, director, script writer, acting teacher.

“Blackwhite – The Adventures of Harap-Alb” has had three performances so far, on July 23 at the ICR New York headquarters and on July 24 and 25 at   Old Stone House, in Washington Park in Brooklyn, New York.

The performance was created in four weeks, during an acting workshop organized by the theatre company Piper Theater Productions, that assumes each summer the responsibility of educating, by means of theatre, the children of Park Slope neighbourhood in Brooklyn. The workshop is attended by a total of over 100 children who, in the end, become the actors of several performances, including Flash Gordon, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Blackwhite and others.

“Blackwhite – The Adventures of Harap-Alb” featured eighteen children aged ten to sixteen, and the lead character Harap Alb is performed by a 15  year old girl (Maeve Mollaghan).

In the performance, a co-production of ICR New York and Piper Theatre Productions, the eighteen American child actors wear traditional Romanian folklore-based costumes.


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