Pirandello Café based on works by Luigi Pirandello

DIRECTOR: Mihai Măniuțiu
SCENOGRAPHY: Adrian Damian
COSTUME DESIGN: Luiza Enescu
MUSIC: Mihai Dobre
CHOREOGRAPHY: Andrea Gavriliu
LIGHT DESIGN: Lucian Moga
PRODUCED BY: Regina Maria  Theater, Oradea, 2017;
https://www.teatrulreginamaria.ro/ro/trupa-iosif-vulcan/spectacole/1004-cafeneaua-pirandello
PHOTOS BY: Adi Bulboacă
ABOUT

“The performance tries to catch a hallucinatory, fantastic world governed by the oneiric, where the boundary between reality and dream (or nightmare) is extremely fragile. In conceiving the script, I started from Pirandello`s obsessions, expressed in all of his dramatic writings. These refer to versatile, difficult to quantify ratios, between theatre and life, to the impossibility of setting life – as a constant, unbridled flow – into the conventional patterns and our social masks (or in the well-defined identity of some characters). Therefore the questioning of our own psycho-emotional identity and of reality itself, which slips from our grasp. Therefore, the vague psychological consistency of the characters and their fundamental inadequacy to reality. Pirandello Café is the materialization of an emblematic metaphor and of an ancient theatrical leitmotif: life is a dream.” (Anca Măniuțiu)