27 October | 21:00 – Replika
28 October | 17:00 – Replika
Inspired by Liliana Nechita’s book Bitter cherries and made after extensive documentation in villages in Vaslui County, ROVEGAN explores the phenomenon of poverty-driven migration from Eastern Europe to the West.
Following the course of a contemporary fairytale, the show fictionalizes the experience of mothers who have to go to work in Italy and questions about the effects of such dislocation on a personal and social level. ROVEGAN takes the form of a storytelling chorus following the story of a family along three generations of women and the way they each understand fighting for a better life.
The performance is part of the trilogy of migration – a project created by eastgowest and ARENA – and was presented as part of GO WEST theatre and debate platform in a national tour co-produced by AFCN, the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.
Mioara, the goat: Mihaela Teleoacă
Ioana, the middle kid: Valentina Zaharia
Vasilica, the youngest son: Silvana Negruţiu
Directed by: Catinca Drăgănescu
Original Score: Alexei Țurcan
Video and Documentation: Alexandra Dincă, Vlad Bȋrdu, Ionuţ Popescu
Duration: 1 h 30 min (no intermission)
Arena Association and Replika Centre for Educational Theatre