This week, three of Odeon Theater’s acclaimed performances will be subtitled in English, upon request. The selected plays are all written by contemporary Romanian play-writers and shed light on Romanian society and culture.
Friday, January 9, 19:30
Typographic Capital Letters/ Tipografic Majuscul
Gianina Cărbunariu is a renowned Romanian director whose works start from documented real-life facts. “The script on which Typographic Capital Letters is based is a collage of ready-made materials (documents and interviews), but the play is an exercise of imagination, a fiction that attempts to question these traces of a reality in recent history and the way in which they help us to understand the world in which we live today” says the director. This performance is part of the international project Parallel Lives – 20th Century through the Eyes of Secret Police and already travels on many tours and festivals worldwide.
January 11, 19:00
Still Life with Fatty Nephew/ Natura moartă cu nepot obez
A Romanian contemporary play written by a famous film actor, who is also the director and play-writer. “The sad but funny story of the Obese Boy is the result of my own experiences and meetings with ordinary people, with whom I lived and still live, and who have nothing interesting – they are not heroes, not having exceptional skills, intergalactic aspirations, aren’t full of wisdom, not saints nor devils – but have one quality: they are human. And the second is love.”. (Ion Sapdaru – the play-writer)
January 11, 19:30
Tlinkled / Blifat
Tlinkled is a comedy about a common family in Romania. A flat with three rooms. An absolutely usual Sunday. Up to a point. A piece of life from our everyday life. The director, Gabriel Pintilei, was born on 30 June 1978, and is an Odeon Theatre actor and also an acclaimed director, scriptwriter and play-writer.
Spectators interested in the translation can contact Odeon Theatre at [email protected] or +4021 313 6874.