adapted from Max Frisch
A production by Alexander Hausvater

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About the show


Directed by: Alexander Hausvater
Stage design: Adina Mastalier
Choreography: Florin Fieroiu
Sound design: Tibor Cari
Light design: Lucian Moga
Video design: Constantin Șimon
Assistant director: Ioana Macarie și Livia Vișănescu

The legend of the knight Bluebeard versus Dr. Schaad's strange fate.

A modern man, with a story rooted in Charles Perrault nested in his soul, enters a billiards bar. He is accused of a terrible crime, while his prison experience is still fresh and traumatic. Two overlapping stories create a magical and suspenseful universe, in a show that includes theatre, music, movement, dance and pantomime.

The plot of „Bluebeard” is like a game of billiards, a tough game of elimination and loneliness. The main character is forever chasing love yet unable to form deep relationships, wretchedly going back and forth between the need to love and the need to be loved. His universe is built around an enigma, at the centre of which lies the Woman, the one who tears down the barriers of the physical world through intuition and inner strength in search of… truth.

Max Frisch wrote the sensational novel and Alexander Hausvater adapted it for the Stela Popescu Theatre, inviting the audience to step into a universe full of imagination, and in constant conflict with the objective and fragile world we live in.

OPENING NIGHT: Bucharest, 19th of January 2020, 19:30 – Children’s National Palace, The Small Hall
RUNNING TIME: 1h 45 minutes, no intermission


Dr. Schaad – Tache Florescu
Lilian / Gisel / Corinne / Andrea / Dna Jetzer / Jutta, wives of Dr. Schaad – Ada Navrot
Rosalinde Z, dr. Schaad’s deceased wife – Crina Matei
Miss. Schlegel / Mrs. Hoffer – Anca Pascu / Irina Cărămizaru
Defense attorney / Pfeifer / Stocker – Cătălin Frăsinescu
Mrs. Bickel / Waitress – Ana Maria Ivan
Son / Egon / Judge – Cristian Neacșu
Mr. Bickel /The victim’s father – Sorin Aurel Sandu
Special extras – Silvia Maurițiu, Alin Potop, Alexandra Dogaru, Andrei Dogaru, Cristina Marin Neagu

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Physical tickets to the events of the Stela Popescu Theater can be found at the entrance to the performance hall, within the available seats. Telephone reservations at 0753174618.

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