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ABOUT PEOPLE AND POTATOES by Radu Afrim

22 and 23 October| 21:00 – I.L. Caragiale National Theatre, Atelier Hall

In 2012, a tragedy took place in Sfantu Gheorghe. Nine people died in an accident at work. The trailer they were in was trashed by a train when they came back from the potato picking. They were daily workers. They were Roma people. The incident, though extremely serious, had little echo in the media. Local authorities did their duty by helping the families of the deceased to lead their relatives on the final road. It’s been almost six years since then.

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Cast:

Flavia Giurgiu

Ioana Alexandrina Costea

Anca Pitaru

Liviu Popa

Kozmin Dima

The children: Kristian, David, Zsolt, Emoke

Texts by: Radu Afrim

Directed by: Radu Afrim

Set Design: Andreea Simona Negrilă

Editing and Animation : Ördög Gyárfás Ágota

Video: Vargyasi Levente, Radu Afrim

Graphics: Vetró Baji

Costume Design: Andreea Simona Negrilă

Choreography: Flavia Giurgiu

Original Score : Kónya Ütő Bence

Live DJ: Nagy Attila

Light Design: Bako Zsigmond

Length: 2 h (no intermission)

“Andrei Mureșanu” Theatre, Sfântu Gheorghe

A documentary-performance

English and Hungarian surtitles

Suitable for ages 12 and above

In 2012, a tragedy took place in Sfantu Gheorghe. Nine people died in an accident at work. The trailer they were in was trashed by a train when they came back from the potato picking. They were daily workers. They were Roma people. The incident, though extremely serious, had little echo in the media. It’s been almost six years since then.

Stage director Radu Afrim, together with “Andrei Mureşanu” Theatre team, brings the event to public attention – the public was pretty absent at the time of the tragedy – giving them now the chance to be with the families of the victims many years after it happened. The new documentary show speaks in the future about the past: what the families of the victims have done all these years, where they are now, what they remember about the event, how they went on with their lives and how it is today… those are just a few of the many questions explored.

“The perfornance is about loss and survival. And after the perfornance – it is about solidarity.” (Radu Afrim)