As in previous years, ticket requests for some shows scheduled in the [b]National Theater Festival[/b] far exceeded the capacity of the theaters. This is due on the one hand to the great number of theatergoers who want to take part in such a wide-ranging event, and on the other to the increasing preference in recent years of theaters and stage directors for productions for small audiences. Following the high demand, the organizers tried – and managed – to secure technical conditions for additional performances of two shows required by theatergoers. Through an interesting coincidence, they come from the same city, Sfântu Gheorghe: [i]First You’re Born[/i], directed by Radu Afrim (to be performed also on Friday, 4 November, at 15.30, at Majestic Hall of Odeon Theater), and [i]The Merchant of Venice[/i], directed by László Bocsárdi, scheduled also for Saturday, 5 November, at 11.00, at Bulandra Theater’s Izvor Hall). Despite the complexities involved by such changes, we are happy to satisfy part of the ever-increasing demand for tickets and hope theatergoers will cause us such “troubles” in the future too!