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Spectacole

de Caryl Churchill

For Jack and Margery, who live in a  Middle Age village, life is hard. The lands are small and insufficient, and the fief belonging to them can only be increased by the death or departure of someone from the village. The cattle get sick and die, the butter doesn't always bind, love has withered with Jack's erectile disfunction. All this must be a punishment sent by the Middle Ages God for their sins. But what if it isn`t God who is playing with their lives, but, on the contrary... The Devil? The Devil is known to do his work through his helpers on earth: the witches.

Their neighbor Alice and her old mother have all the credentials to be witches: both are single and have raised lovechildren (probably conceived with the help of the Devil); both curse whenever provoked; them (and only them) are able to restore Jack's erection each time they appear; they are poor and most likely envious of their wealth; but, above all, they have a black cat who frequents Jack and Margery`s household.

So when a famous witch hunter arrives in the village, Jack and Margery are more than happy to sacrifice some of their neighbors for the greater good.

by Giuseppe Berto

 The story imagined by Giuseppe Berto is inspired by the Concerto for oboe and string orchestra in D minor by the Venetian composer Alessandro Marcello, long erroneously attributed to Antonio Vivaldi and then to Benedetto Marcello, and is a romantic drama, consumed under the mysterious and tannic patronage of Venice. The plot is focused on the confrontation of emotions, memories, reproaches, and desires of two characters, He and She, who meet again after a long time on the platform of a station in Venice and gradually discover that despite all sufferance, love is not dead. But time is against them.

In the cast, you will see the actors Sebastian Lupu and Mirela Niță Lupu together, who give an even greater depth to the characters, bringing in addition to the acting contribution, which for the construction of such penetrating roles requires stage maturity and depth, and that of life, they being, in turn, a couple in everyday life. At the same time, the choice of this text was not accidental at all and marks, somewhat in the mirror, the celebration of 25 years of career on the stage of the Oradea theater.

With: Sebastian Lupu and Mirela Niță Lupu

Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill

Ironic, critical, and picaresque, "The Threepenny Opera" is a play that has become a phenomenon in the European cultural space. Written by Bertolt Brecht, a multilateral and influential reformer of twentieth-century theater, after John Gay's satirical melodrama "The Beggar's Opera" (1728), the play captures, like the hypotext, the world of the marginalized: thieves, beggars, prostitutes and preserves original intrigue, but in a different context and exploring new meanings.

Dramatization, concept and stage direction: Emil Sauciuc and Ioana-Maria Repciuc

The Regina Maria Theater invites you to the premiere of the show "Eva Heyman". A shocking one-women show, based on the diary of the little Jew from Oradea, who finds her tragic end in the Auschwitz camp. The show captures Eva's events, thoughts, and feelings for a period of several months, just before she was deported. An authentic testimony about the tragedy of a child and a people!

by Molière

„Monsters only exist if we create them!" In order to survive, a monster must feed himself on the naivety and despair of those around him. Tartuffe is an imposter who can masterfully play any role to achieve his goals. Orgon, a rich, seemingly balanced man, falls into the trap set by the impostor and is so seduced by the false piety he displays that he becomes obsessed. The problem that arises is how we expose the monsters and how we defend ourselves from these villains.

„Tartuffe", a comedy of character, which remains as actual as when it was written.

text and stage direction: Mimi Brănescu

„The Accusative Gender" is a strong tragicomedy, in which the mixture of comics and drama recreates an episode from the daily life of an ordinary family.

After the death of her husband, Marina is determined to take revenge for every injustice she has suffered from her relatives and friends over time. Nothing is forgiven and forgotten, everything is written down with details in a journal. When the plan seems to be interrupted by an unforeseen event, her daughter takes over.

The situations created and the dialogues are humorous, and the characters free themselves from formalities and hypocrisy, but they reveal serious imperfections and raise important questions about family relationships.

by Thanasis Papathanasiou and Mihalis Reppas

Two brothers return to their parent's house to be with their father on the bed of suffering. Under the pressure of his death, truths and interests that have not been uttered until then, come to the surface. From here begins a roller coaster of situations that gets out of control. The relationship between the brothers becomes even tenser than it was, their wives openly expose their dislikes, the neighbor is too involved in family problems, and the biggest and most triggering surprise becomes... the Bulgarian nurse they hired to take care of the boys' father. One thing is certain. They all pursue the same goal: the legacy that will ensure a better life for them, for which they can reach... murder. A stunning contemporary black comedy, in which the humor takes on dark nuances, without losing a second of its humor.

by Edward Albee, translation: Diana Păcurar

How much can you assume your mistakes? How do you manage to make peace with yourself, in the different stages of your life? Would the chance to turn back time make you change anything? If you were given the chance to embark on the journey of your life again, how would you react to the challenges?

Discover the meeting between three women, three perspectives, and one relentless destiny - the show „Three Tall Women” captures the story of a life, from different points of view, which intersect in key moments, full of emotion and subjectivism.

by N. V. Gogol

The "Government Inspector " is a satire, a comedy of morals and errors, which is part of the category of texts whose contemporaneity does not degrade over time; being a literary caricature of human defects, its actuality will cease with the disappearance of man ... In the show "The Auditor" we have as protagonists the corrupt officials from a Russian provincial town, led by the mayor, who receives disturbing news: a Government Inspector will arrive incognito in their city to conduct some investigations. The clique activities risk being discovered, thus, each of those involved assumes their own corrupt deeds and tries to correct them according to the possibilities. In the process of organizing the cover-up, they receive the news that a suspicious individual has arrived at the inn, showing the behavioral signals of an inspector...

by Lucas Hnath

Today is a very important day for Pastor Paul`s congregation. The church he leads is now "a congregation of thousands with classrooms for the Sunday School and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool", and he sits in front of his audience in order to tell them that, today, all the costs for this constructions are paid. But Paul also has other news, that doesn`t follow the pattern which the church community is used to...

Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE
Suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp
Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of R&H Theatricals

In Austria`s 1930s, Maria Rainer, a rebellious teenager, retires in the mountains, to the Nonnberg monastery, with the intention of embracing the monastic life. Mother Abbess, however, realizes shortly that the girl has no vocation for the chosen path, and urges her to give another chance to worldly life, promising that he will receive her with open arms if the attempt fails. At the recommendation of the abbot, Maria becomes governess in the house of the captain of the Austro-Hungarian Navy, Georg von Trapp. A retired officer, a widower, Georg raises his seven children alone, who, despite the military education they received from their father, manage to scare all the governesses. In the captain's house, Maria will bring joy and ... music, managing to conquer the hearts of the little ones. After a while, Maria realizes that she fell in love with Georg, although he is engaged to the young and beautiful Baroness Elsa Schraeder. Frightened by her own feelings, the girl will return to the monastery. But the war will inevitably change her destiny, bringing her back face to face with the man of her dreams and with a new challenge: escaping from the Nazi regime.

written by Tudor Mușatescu, directed by Claudiu Goga

"Politics is like fashion! It evolves, it changes, it transforms. Loyalty in politics is just an endless series of adulteries!”, says the main character from ... Escu to justify his political shuttle. Tudor Mușatescu wrote his play in 1933, one year after Titanic Vals, but its heroes seem like people today.

The children of Spirache Necșulescu, the insignificant functionary of Titanic Vals, winner in elections because he says: "Do not choose me!", does not resemble their father at all. Miza, the eldest daughter, is a "wife of a general", the other girl, Gena, is a wife "of the president of the court". And Decebal is ... a politician. Demagogue, greasy, unscrupulous, would do anything to become a deputy. He did enough, as he calmly tells his father-in-law:

«LANGADA (determined to burst "once and for all "): Didn't you make me a liberal when I was a conservative?

DECEBAL: Because the interests of the state demanded that my family be liberal at that time.

LANGADA: Yes ... but you see that you changed parties and I am the fool in this situation. There it is! I can't say a word anymore. Neither at the cafe nor at the club ... anywhere. Whole life as I was a conservative, everyone told me only "Master Iorgu". Now - since you joined the family and messed with the new political currents, - they call me "rat", "rookie", "technician" (...) »

An exceptional performance that creates the ideal context for a fascinating journey in the world of poetry. The recital is sustained by the actor Eugen Țugulea, and its meaning is to conserve and, at the same time, bring back into the attention of the audience in Oradea the literary work of one of the most prolific and beloved Romanian poet: Tudor Arghezi. The actor`s voice is accompanied by the artistic efforts of the musician Petrică Popa. 

Premiere: January 21, 2019

adaptation after Nedialko Yordanov, directed by Petru Vutcărău

Many writers tempted along years to re-write, complete, add their own vision to famous classical texts. The Bulgarian playwright Nedialko Yordanov used Shakespeare’s “theatre in theatre” technique to re-write “Hamlet” in a particular way.

The actors called at Elsinore to comfort prince Hamlet’s illness are witnessing what happens at the palace. Why they couldn’t be the “storytellers” themselves? This is the plot Yordanov uses to describe the faith of the Artist – a rather sincere, honest and a bit naïve person – in a despotic world, ruled by lie, hypocrisy, opportunism. A world in which the Artist – the “fool”, we can say – is killed. Though – and the kings know it – you are not allowed to punish the fool…

“Hamlet’s Trap” is a modern vision on Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, written with good humor, with some innuendos getting the spectator directly in the theatre’s “kitchen” – rivalry between actors, jealousy, grieve. It is also a metaphor for nowadays about oppression, about the guilty silence, about the need to say the truth no matter what the consequence is. Even if, at the end of our stage story, the brave actors themselves are becoming “protegees” of the system…

written by Tuncer Cücenoğlu, directed by Petru Vutcărău

The Avalanche is a story about fear, but also about the past and the future, about the conservative tradition and change of mentalities.  Tuncer Cücenoğlu created a distracted and symbolical history: in a closed community, with very rigid rules, someone could be murdered if endangers the others’ lives. The law that avoids death trough death brings up other questions: about the social ethics, about rusting in tradition, about dreaming for a free and unconstrained life. This is the plot here, but the theme could reverberate far away, even to the whopping realities of nowadays…

Written by August Strindberg, directed by Alexander Weinberger-Bara

Miss Julie is text considered a masterpiece of Strindberg – relies on the revelation of the human nature with all the „patches of the soul”, as the playwright writes in the preface. Strindberg's argument presents a very modern vision of the theater a century ago, and the intrigue goes on several levels. We are facing a conflict of social and gender classes, beyond a very pregnant erotic horizon and paced in the foreground. Julie is a declining nobility class, through the ”degeneration” of individuals, while Jean is the exponent of a new middle class, ascending, with good reflections and able to learn quickly. Strindberg can't fail to be a misogynist in the preface, so it's clear that the main source of the text is an erotic one and autobiographical.

The director, Alexandru Weinberger-Bara, which debuts with this show on the stage in Romania – has articulated a strong artistic discourse with a stake on actors, which also takes into account the sexual tension of the event, but also its social dimension and posture of victims still incapable of emancipating the heroes. A show about (almost) impossible escape...

Groza Claudiu

How long do two young passionate people need to fall in love with each other?

Subtitled "Farce in an act," "The Bear" reveals in a concentrated, comic-ironic way, an essential part of human nature, suggesting how close sometimes anger and passion are. The conflict between the officer Smirnov and Popova landlorde records a series of sudden passes from the quarrel to the preparations of a duel between the two and then the abandonment of Smirnov to struggle with the landlorde he falls in love with.

„Marriage proposal” comes alongside „The Bear”, using the same cast and related directorial elements. The story goes naturally to the continuation of the one started in the first play. Thus, if in the previous play two young people pass unconsciously from hate to passionate love, in ”Marriage proposal” things are taken further. A. P. Cehov captures the initiative of Ivan Vasilievici Lomov, who wishes to marry his neighbor's daughter.

However, far from the romanticism and harmony that is supposed to govern such a unique moment, the potential wedded pair, strive fiercely for ridiculous reasons. The clash of their powerful personalities, the hypochondriacs of the future groom, the trouble through the bride's father passes, and his desperate attempts to apprehend the outbursts of the two young people give rise to a comic situation.  

a script by Gavriil Pinte after William Shakespeare, with inserts from George Banu and Monique Borie, Directed by Gavriil Pinte

Macbeth Episode – Obsession of Power

This episode closes the trilogy „In the Heart of the Night”, after Hamlet Episode and Lear Episode.

Only the key-lines were kept from the original text. The missing parts are supplanted by physical actions that the play is supposing or that could be imagined. The link between some sequences and also the analyze of several important elements belongs to George Banu and Monique Borie.

We are following two people, Mr. and Ms. Macbeth, gone on the path without return of self-destruction. The projections of these tormented souls could take strange forms. Thus, the witches are signs of old hidden aspirations, a surrogate of desires that come back obsessively.

We play theatre at night form the fear of Night itself. And also due to our desire to forget the day’s wanderings. We play to save ourselves! Night and day. Forever and ever at a crossroad…, as George Banu says.

Written by Pierre Chesnot, Directed by Daniel Vulcu

The lie is available to anyone, but only a few succeed in transforming the process of forgery of truth into a science. The ability to get the other to fall into the woven net wisely of carefully chosen statements and charming behavior can indeed become an art.

The adultery relationship between Jean Francois, a film director and his mistress, Nathalie, is about to be discovered by his wife, and the efforts made by the two lovers to create the picture of a suspicious situation, exceed normal limits. Jean Francois is forced to implement his directorial skills and create a space for the truth.

by Nicola Wilson, directed by Horia Suru

When a simple choice can change your entire life, what do you chose? To know, or not to know if you have the Familial Alzheimer`s Disease? Do you, or do you not share this information with your future partner? 

The vivacity of Vera`s family fades when she decides to reveal to her husband and kids that she already feels some of this affection`s symptoms, but just for a short period of time. The main characteristic they all have, subclassing the F.A.D. (Familial Alzheimer`s Disease) gene, is their ability to consciously avoid taking something too seriously, even in the most misfitting moments. Their predisposition for irony gives them a legerity that we can find only in extremely intelligent people, as the members of this family are. Thus, amongst Scrabble games, memory losses and banterings, their life continues to be extremely active.

The antinomic feelings of the characters are well expressed through music and choreography, and the variety of unexpected situations acquires a positive and motivational vibe. 

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