Zorba the Greek

by Hristo Boicev

on motifs of Nikos Kazantzakis‘ novel, with the special authorization of Εκδόσεις Καζαντζάκη
Translation: Nikolov Perveli Vili

A show by Mc Ranin

Stage chief: Mircea Macarie, Stage manager: Alexandru Sandu, Production chief: Iulian Scarlat, Artistic chief: Ilie Ghergu, Lights: Oana Caibăr and Adrian Dragomir, Sound/Video: Cătălin Buzea și Andrei Enache, Dressing: Mihaela Radu, Props: Eduard Ștefan, Grips: Teofil Diaconeasa, Gheorghe Dima, Florin Necșoiu, Dan Georgescu, Adrian Matei, Valentin Gurău

Premiere: 1st March, 2020, Main Hall
Duration: 2h (no intervals)

Niko, a writer, and Zorba, a miner, meet, led to one another by that destiny which gives you the perfect opportunities to grow intellectually and spiritually. Niko becomes indispensable for Zorba and vice versa, because each of them two is exactly the part that the other lacks. The events that they go through together are built around the mine that Niko inherited, but this is just a pretext for communicating and celebrating life.

Director`s view:  

Because the director wanted a younger and more energetic Zorba, he chose the remarkable and complete actor Cuzin Toma, who invigorates the show built at a rapid pace, with successive decorations that remind of a film montage and whose imagery evokes a black and white Crete, like a documentary photo or an art one.

Bubulina, interpreted by soprano Daniela Vlădescu, is the idea of an “intellectual” that wants to show how different from the other mortals is an Operetta diva, failed on a shore, once of love and pleasure, today of death and vanity. In the difficult role of Niko, plays with discretion and delicacy, as if in discordant manners in a harsh world of islanders, the actor Sebastian Bălășoiu, who reached a certain artistic maturity and a balance of forms.

The music comes also from ancient times, a music in which many people find their roots, a music at times barbarous, at times cheerful or foreboding of misfortunes … sometimes byzantine to remember God. The rhythms of Sirtaki, invented by Mikis Theodorakis via Ravel, frame the spectacle … making the hope, the vital impulses to triumph, honoring the strength of the human heart.

Zorba – Cuzin Toma

Niko – Sebastian Bălășoiu

Bubulina – Daniela Vlădescu

The Widow – Ana Adelaida Perjoiu

Ananis – Radu Câmpean

Amnezia – Iulia Verdeș

Mimito – Emanuel Bighe

Mavrudi – Corneliu Jipa

Manolis – Mircea Silaghi

Antenia – Cristina Dumitra

Ianis – Cristian Olaru

Priest – Ilie Ghergu

Waitress, Lola – Teodora Colț

Peasants of Crete:

Cristina Dumitra,  Iulia Verdeș,  Teodora Colț, Ana Maria Carablais, Delia Lazăr, Antonia Ionescu, Cosmina Lirca, Ana Maria Cucută, Andrada Fuscaș, Maria Nicola, Andreea Tănase, Camelia Varga

Teofil Diaconeasa, Eduard Ștefan, Dan Georgescu, Gheorghe Dima, Alexandru Sandu, Florin Necșoiu, Valentin Gurău, Adrian Matei, Victor Becșenescu





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