based on Calderón de la Barca, directed by Dragoș Galgoţiu
The Dreamers: Marius Stănescu, Nicoleta Lefter, Gabriel Pintilei
Segismundo: Istvan Teglas
Basilio: Dan Bădărău
Astolfo: Mihai Smarandache
Clotaldo: Marian Ghenea
Estrella: Paula Niculiţă
Rosaura: Ioana Mărchidan
Clotaldo’s shadow: Mugur Arvunescu
Astolfo’s shadow: Ionuţ Kivu
The General: Laurenţiu Lazăr
The Guard: Mircea N. Creţu
Direction and stage design: Dragoş Galgoţiu
Costumes: Doina Levintza
Video: Sabina Spatariu
Duration: 1h 40′
Photos by Mihaela Marin
Life is a Dream imagines the story of Segismundo, incarcerated since birth by his own father, King Basilio, fictional king of Poland. The plot of the play has two origins, the life of Buddha and the real story of Don Carlos, the prince deformed from birth, locked and killed by his father, King Philip II of Spain. Segismundo is a paradigm of the human being locked in the illusory game of existence.
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Hamletmachine, The Epic of Ghilgamesh, Life is a Dream, texts with a moony light, melancholic, reflexive, became laboratory themes. The staging of this kind of text is rethinking, the theatrical form is like an alley in an oriental garden, drawing an emotional time of thinking.
The show at the Odeon has a particular poetry, taken from the art which has access to genuine heights and the public can only be grateful that there are these kinds of experiment which help him to restore, by means of theatre, the way to the foundations of thought. Or of the dream.
– Cultura, March 2, 2011