An old man and an old woman wait in their house for the town to arrive, because tonight the old man is about to reveal everything.
One of the longest-running plays on Bucharest’s stage, this is a rare opportunity to see one of Romania’s best loved theatre companies take on Ionesco’s classic absurd comedy.
The Bulandra Theatre Company has been and is still the meeting point of the most renowned creators of Romanian theatre. Founded in 1947 by the City of Bucharest, the new institution, called the City Theatre, started its activities with a group of nine actors under the direction of the great Romanian actress Lucia Sturdza Bulandra. Seen as a place of political opposition, the Bulandra faced severe censorship during the Communist era but survived and, since Ceausescu’s fall in 1989, the theatre has enjoyed success both at home and abroad.
Part of the Romanian Cultural Days in Dublin.
Written by Eugène Ionesco
Directed by Felix Alexa
Cast: Oana Pellea, Radu Pocovnicu & Razvan Vasilescu
Set Design by Diana Ruxandra Ion
Music by Ada Milea
Presented by the Romanian Cultural Institute and the Romanian Embassy in Ireland, in association with the Bulandra Theatre Bucharest and the Institut Français de Roumanie.
Performed in Romanian with English surtitles