Eugène Ionesco's absurdist drama Macbett, directed by Silviu Purcărete, will be presented at the 13th International Shakespeare Theatre Festival in Craiova. The production will be performed on Tuesday May 24, at 8 pm, in the Amza Pellea Hall of the Marin Sorescu National Theatre of Craiova. The production has been nominated for an award in the 2021 Best Direction category by the Romanian Theatre Association (UNITER).
"The clear set, strongly underlined by the striking red of the curtains and Helmut Stürmer's stage lights, as well as the extremely inspired and suggestive costumes by Lia Manțoc, and the music composed by Vasile Șirli that emphasizes, accompanies and increases the tension of the scenes, brought us the joy of a high-class artistic performance, a Silviu Purcărete brand." - wrote critic Roxana Croitoru in the theatre magazine Teatrul Azi.
The performance was directed by Silviu Purcărete, the production’s creative team including set designer Helmut Stürmer, costume designer Lia Manțoc, composer Vasile Șirli, playwright András Visky, assistant to the playwright Kata Demeter, accompanist Péter Kolcsár, and assistant to the costume designer Bogdan Dobre.
The title role is portrayed by Zsolt Bogdán, while the cast of the production is made up of: Gábor Viola, Miklós Bács, Andrea Vindis, Áron Dimény, Lóránd Váta, József Bíró, Melinda Kántor, Anikó Pethő, Eszter Román, Szabolcs Balla, Balázs Bodolai, András Buzási, Zsolt Gedő, Tamás Kiss, and Csaba Marosán.