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Wed, Jul 08


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The RCI Digital Stage Presents: Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST

A theatrical mirror for the present times, starring legendary Ion Caramitru as Prospero

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The RCI Digital Stage Presents: Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST
The RCI Digital Stage Presents: Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST

Time & Location

Jul 08, 2020, 2:00 PM EDT

Live Streaming Event

About The Event

Our Digital Stage Series continues with the National Theater of Bucharest production of THE TEMPEST, with a brilliant cast crowned by legendary Romanian thespian and international film star Ion Caramitru as Prospero and a directorial vision emphasizing its striking contemporary relevance through themes like lust for domination, racism and the redemptive power of art.

The show will be available ONE TIME ONLY, as live streaming, on NTB's YouTube channel and shared on our Facebook page on Wednesday, July 8 at 2 p.m. New York & Toronto time / 11 p.m. Los Angeles & Vancouver time. (Please follow one of the links to watch.)  The subtitled broadcast is made possible by a partnership between The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and The National Theater of Bucharest.  


After William Shakespeare

In Romanian with English subtitles 

Translated into Romanian by Radu Nichita, Nina Cassian

Directed by Alexander Morfov

Setting by Nikola Toromanov

Costumes by Andrada Chiriac

Light design by Chris Jaeger

Coreography by Florin Fieroiu

Music by Alexander Morfov


Prospero: Ion Caramitru 

Ferdinand: Ciprian Nicula/Alex Călin

Miranda: Crina Semciuc/Alexandra Sălceanu 

Caliban: Mihai Călin

Ariel: István Téglás 

Sebastian: Gavril Pătru

Antonio: Ioan Andrei Ionescu 

Alonso: Andrei Finţi

Gonzalo: Vitalie Bichir 

Stephano: Marcelo-S Cobzariu

Trinculo: Mihai Calotă 

Sailors and creatures of the island: Eduard Mihai Cîrlan, Mădălin Mandin, Ionuț Toader, Axel Moustache, Eduard Adam

Nimph: Alexandra Poiană

About the performers and the play:


"In Ion Caramitru’s performance, we all feel 'the charmed and heart-rending reverie of Shakespeare.' His presence animates, fills the show with a sacred emotion. An actor with Shakespearean calling..." (Ludmila Patlanjoglu) 


"With Ion Caramitru on stage, you are protected. You cannot go astray. It is as if you always had in your chest pocket a secret safety code. Or a magic wand. You feel inspired. And strong." (Răzvan Niță)  

"Upon departure, one takes home the joy of having witnessed an artistic performance of first magnitude – Ion Caramitru, Mihai Călin, István Téglás – supported by an excellent team. The show aims at offering the audience a state of wellbeing. And it succeeds." (Gabriela Hurezean)

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