Dear audience members!
We would like to inform you that according to the newest decree of the Cluj County Emergency Committee, our performances will be canceled until March 1.
The tickets for the February performances that were purchased online can be redeemed by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, while those tickets that were purchased at the theatre’s ticket office can be redeemed there, or can be used for subsequent performances.
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Thank you for your understanding!
Information regarding the tickets purchased for postponed performances in 2020
All the 2020 performances that were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic will be rescheduled in 2021 - health restrictions permitting!
If you have bought a ticket for one of the cancelled performances at the theatre’s ticket office and have not yet redeemed it:
She was at the helm of the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj for sixteen years, a period that can historically be linked with Ceaușescu’s Cultural Revolution, as only the first two years of her mandate were spent exempt from strict censorship.
If we scroll through the repertoire of said sixteen years, we encounter a remarkable number of classical Hungarian dramas, comedies, folk plays, musical farces, as well as works written by 20th century contemporary Hungarian authors. There were productions created during this period that were performed up to three or four hundred times, such as A falu rossza (The Village Rogue) or Zsuzsi, or even the Piros bugyelláris (The Red Wallet), all of which survived Mária Bisztrai’s tenure.
As the daughter of Romanian Prime Minister Petru Groza and actress Duci Kabdebó, Mária Bistrai was aware of the cultural taste of the Hungarian audience in Transylvania, and considered it important that the dramatic masterpieces of Hungarian literature be continuously present in the company’s repertoire and due to her position, she was able to achieve this goal. In those years, the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj featured works by far more Hungarian authors than any other Hungarian company in Transylvania.
Organized by the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj, the 7th Interference International Teathre Festival held between November 19-29 ended Sunday, with a livestreamed concert performed by the Loose Neckties Society actors’ band.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the festival parted with its traditional proceedings and moved online. During the eleven days of the festival, thirty-four performances were available on the festival’s website and Facebook page – with the Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne’s production of Be Arielle F that could be viewed live on Zoom, complemented but other extraordinary events as well, such as the online book launch of The Tragedy of Man album, and the online premiere of a special project that was in fact a theatrical multimedia installation entitled Escapist.fbx.