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Youth Without Age and Life Without Death

21 October | 11:00
Excelsior Theatre

In the old days, when the Earth seemed to be closer to the sky, Prince Charming, the Tear-Begotten is born.



He grows up, nurtured by his parents’ love, and when he is ready, he leaves for a voyage, looking for the gift he was promised at his birth – immortality and eternal youth. He discovers a world in which Death is pacing carefully among the living, together with his loyal magical horse, he succeeds in defeating the enemies he meets on the way: the Forest Hag, the Shadows Hag and the Hunter. He meets his love, Ileana Consânzeana, but he prays that she waits for him – his journey is about to continue in a place that has its own rules, and where he is finally about to find life without death. But this does not come alone, it also brings forgetting, and the hero risks losing himself.

Script by Victor Ioan Frunză, after a homonymous tale by Petre Ispirescu

Dramaturgy: Adrian Nicolae 


Saint Peter: Adrian Nicolae

God: Alexandru Pavel

Prince Charming’s mother, the Empress: Cornelia Pavlovici

Prince Charming’s father, the Emperor: Ion Ionuț Ciocia

An Alchemist: Andrei Huțuleac

The Alchemist’s Apprentice: George Costin

Death: Dan Clucinschi

Prince Chaming, the Tear-Begotten (as a child): Anton Miron-Presan

Prince Charming, the Tear-Begotten (in the past): Carol Ionescu

Three beautiful horses: Andrei Huțuleac, Nicoleta Hâncu, Sorin Miron

Prince Charming’s horse: George Costin

Ileana Cosânzeana (in the past) : Nicoleta Hâncu

The Forest Hag: Sorin Miron

Ileana Cosânzeana (as a child): Ștefana Vasilescu

The Shadows Hag: Marcela Andrei

The Hunter: Andrei Huțuleac

Hunter’s Horse: Sorin Miron

Ileana Cosânzeana (in the present): Alexandrina Halic

Prince Charming, the Tear-Begotten (in the present): Păstorel Ionescu / Alin Florea


Marta Claudia Tudor  / Tibor Cari (piano)

Raul Stănulescu/ Aura Burtea   (violin)

Cezara Comşa / Cristina Răducan (flute)

Bogdan Gugu / Bogdan Mavroean (clarinet)

Anca Vartolomei / Alexandra Curcă (cello)

Iulian Găitan (accordion)

Stage Director: Victor Ioan Frunză

Sets, Costumes and Props: Adriana Grand

Original Score: Tibor Cári

Light Design: Victor Ioan Frunză

Duration: 1 h 10 min (no intermission) 

“Ion Creangă” Theatre, Bucharest