The RCI Digital Stage Presents: Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST
Updated: Jul 8
The show will be available ONE TIME ONLY, as live streaming, on TNB's YouTube channel and shared on our Facebook page on Wednesday, July 8, at 2 p.m. New York & Toronto time / 11 a.m. Los Angeles & Vancouver time.
"A show that aims at offering the audience a state of well being"
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. Live streaming on our Facebook page directly from the National Theater of Bucharest and on TNB's YouTube channel on 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
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
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)