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The RCI Digital Stage Presents: KASIMIR AND KAROLINE by Ödön von Horváth

An irresistible satire of petit-bourgeois aspirations by one of the great masters of German interwar stage

Our series of theatrical gems from some of the best theaters in Romania continues with the still relevant satire of petit-bourgeois aspirations "Kasimir and Karoline" by Ödön von Horváth, one of the great masters of German interwar stage, brought to contemporary life with cruel precision by the celebrated director László Bocsárdi and engagingly performed by the excellent ensemble of the "Liviu Rebreanu" Company of the National Theater of Târgu Mureș.

Published in 1932 and reflecting the tension of the interwar period, "Kasimir and Karoline" presents a world on the edge of dissolution, a genuine vanity fair preceding the Second World War, a tragedy that would forever change the destiny of humankind. In director László Bocsárdi’s artistic vision, the action is moved to a precarious present time, to a historical moment when the scars of the past and the turmoil of the day to day life shape an indefinite future. But, as the play teaches us from the very beginning, "[...] love will never end."


by Ödön von HORVÁTH

Directed by László BOCSÁRDI

Set Designer: József BARTHA

Costume Designer: Zsuzsanna KISS

Dramaturgist: Crista BILCIU

Choreographer: Noémi BEZSÁN

Composer: Magor BOCSÁRDI

Light designer: Tamás BÁNYAI

Assistant Director: Judit-Andrea KACSÓ

Set Designer Assistant: Zsuzsi SZŐKE

Video mapping: Noiseloop STUDIO

Prompter: Iolanda BELBE

Stage Manager: Stelian CHIȚACU


KASIMIR – Luchian Pantea

KAROLINE – Ale Țifrea

MERKL FRANZ – Nicu Mihoc

ERNA – Monica Ristea

SCHÜRZINGER – Dan Rădulescu

RAUCH – Theo Marton

SPEER – Csaba Ciugulitu

ELLI – Loredana Dascălu

MARIA – Georgiana Gherghu

HEINDRICH – Richard Balint

JOHANN – Ștefan Mura

JUANITA – Cristina Holtzli



PEOPLE WITH ABNORMALITIES – Judit-Andrea Kacsó, Laurențiu Barnea, Ioan Rusu, Andrei Vornicu

A production of the "Liviu Rebreanu" Company of the National Theater of Târgu Mureș

Photo credit: Cristina Gânj

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