by Doug Wright, directed by Beatrice Rancea


Sade: Florin Zamfirescu
The Abbe du Coulmier: Dan Bădărău
Dr. Royer-Collard: Gelu Niţu
Madlene: Irina Ungureanu
Renee Pelagie: Jeanine Stavarache
Simone: Paula Niculiţă
Prouix, the Architect: Relu Poalelungi
Madame LeClerc: Liana Mărgineanu
Charlotte: Diana Gheorghian
Sister Flavie: Nicoleta Lefter / Bianca Cristea
Lunatic: Mircea N. Creţu
Lunatic: Laurenţiu Lazăr
Lunatic: Gabriel Pintilei
Lunatic: Ionuţ Kivu
Lunatic: Ioan Batinaş
Lunatic: Marian Lepădatu
Lunatic: Geo Costiniu
Giton: Dimitrii Bogomaz
Madeleine's Friend: Marius Damian / George Călin
Madeleine's Friend: Florentina Țilea / Cristina Chirilă
Abbe du Maupas: Marius Damian / George Călin
The Spectator: Ana Maria Moldovan
The Spectator: Nicoleta Lefter / Bianca Cristea

Directed, scenic mouvement and soundtrack: Beatrice Rancea
Stage design: Constantin Ciubotariu
Costumes: Cătălin Botezatu
Make-up design: Iuliana Ștefan
Assistant director: Bianca Cristea
Neuro-psychiatric advisers: Dr. Sebastian Neagu Sadoveanu, Dr. Eugen Păunescu
Translated by: Florin Sicoie

Tours and Festivals

Craiova Days, October 24, 2007
Contemporary Drama Festival, Brașov, November 18, 2005
The International Theatre Festival, Târgu Mureș, May 16, 2005

Photo Gallery

Photos by George Dăscălescu

Opening night: March 23, 2005
Duration: 2h 30'

Doug Wright

DOUG WRIGHT received the 2004 Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for I AM MY OWN WIFE. In addition, the play was honored with the Drama Desk Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Drama League Award. Doug's play QUILLS won an Obie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting and the Kesserling Award for Best New American Play from the National Arts Club. Doug went on to write the screenplay adaptation, making his motion picture debut. The film was named Best Picture by the National Board of Review and nominated for three Academy Awards. His screenplay was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and received the Paul Selvin Award from the Writers Guild of America. Doug's stage work has been produced at New York Theatre Workshop, Lincoln Center , WPA Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, Wilma, Woolly Mammoth, McCarter Theatre and the LaJolla Playhouse. Titles include THE STONEWATER RAPTURE, INTERROGATING THE NUDE, WATBANALAND, BUZZSAW BERKELEY and UNWRAP YOUR CANDY. Doug has been published three times in The Best Short Plays series and his work has appeared in The Paris Review. He's a member of the Dramatists Guild, The Writers Guild of America, East and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. He serves on the board of the New York Theatre Workshop. In 2004, he was recognized with a special career citation from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Press reviews

Beyond the sweetest poisons of the language, which anaesthetizes the license, the performance talks rather about the censorship which arouse an overflow of fantasy and about the rise against any type of authority.
Behind Sade, the author reacts furiously to any limitation of moral or social nature. The character goes crazy not because of the religious sterility or of the moral restrictions. The rule concept itself gives him a huge and abyssal repugnance.
Cristina Rusiecki – Suplimentul de cultură, March 26, 2005
Florin Zamfirescu is endowing his character with poisonous charm of intelligence and with an inexplicable mystery dose trough vice and virtue; he is always dancing on the edge of the abyss.
Quills is addressing more to those interested in creation and its torments than to those who want to know more about vice.
Magdalena Boiangiu – Cotidianul, March 27, 2005