The RCI Digital Stage Debuts a New Season of Theatrical Gems
Updated: Nov 23, 2020
Opening with "Slices" by Lia Bugnar, with an overwhelming performance by Ofelia Popii
The new season of the RCI DIGITAL STAGE, our online theatrical series, is ready to launch with a prodigious feat of Romanian thespian creativity. Get in the mood for many memorable Wednesday evenings conjured by some of the most exciting Romanian shows of recent years, staged by star directors like Radu Afrim, Lia Bugnar, Gianina Cărbunariu, Alexandru Dabija, Bobi Pricop, and Tompa Gábor.
The series resumes with „Felii”/”Slices”, written and directed by Lia Bugnar and starring the mesmerizing Ofelia Popii, the first show in a lineup entitled „Constantin Chiriac Presents”, curated for the RCI Digital Stage by the influential actor, manager and festival director from a roster of recent productions of The ”Radu Stanca” National Theater of Sibiu.
With a conversation between Constantin Chiriac, founder and President of the Sibiu International Theater Festival, and Yaroslava Babenchuk, producer, management consultant, and professor at State University of New York.
Live streaming on our Facebook page on October 14 at 8 p.m. New York & Toronto time / 5 p.m. Los Angeles & Vancouver time.
Starring: Ofelia Popii
Directed by Lia Bugnar
Production Design & Light Design by Dragoş Buhagiar
Choreography by Florin Fieroiu
Music and Sound Design: Vlaicu Golcea
Also featuring: Alexandru Malaicu
"It's hard for me to talk about a play I wrote: I always have the feeling that everything I had to say on the subject I already said through my characters in the play itself. “Slices” is a chain of stories, an intersection of destinies which all revolve around a man whose death sets the story in motion. Slices, that is, less than pieces and more than crumbs.
You don't have to eat the whole cake to figure out how it tastes. A slice is exactly what you need, to satisfy your craving but not get tired of it. Slices of life, slices of love, slices of crisis, slices of sadness, hilarious slices, slices. And when a chameleon-like Ofelia Popii unleashes herself in so many slices, the show can rightly be called Ofelii. I couldn’t have hoped for a luckier destiny for a play of mine”. LIA BUGNAR
The fall season of the RCI Digital Stage is offered in partnership with The ”Radu Stanca” National Theater of Sibiu, Bucharest Cultural Center ARCUB, The Hungarian State Theater of Cluj-Napoca, The ”Luceafărul” Children and Youth Theater of Iași, and The National Theater of Târgu-Mureș.