class="">GARDENIA by Elżbieta Chowaniec


GARDENIA by Elżbieta Chowaniec

25 October| 21:00 – Odeon Theatre, Studio Hall

27 October| 21:00 – Odeon Theatre, Studio Hall



Gardenia tells the story of four generations of Polish women from the same family who fight against behavior patterns, family boundaries and genetic heritage.




Woman I: Antoaneta Zaharia
Woman II: Paula Niculiță
Woman III: Simona Popescu
Woman IV: Mădălina Ciotea

Translated by: Luiza Săvescu

Directed by: Zoltán Balázs

Set Design: Constantin Ciubotariu

Costumes: Andrada Chiriac

Light Design: Zoltán Balázs

Length: 1 h 15 min  (no intermission)

Odeon Theatre, Bucharest

English surtitles

Suitable for ages 10 and above

All the women present their story at the same age – when they are thirty three years old, and get through historic circumstances starting with World War II till the present. These circumstances partly shape women’s lives, but the one who influences them directly, they would say, is their mother. We invite you to discover by yourselves to what extent that happens, in a performance that proposes a surprising directorial vision that combines theatre with opera arias.

The performance was produced in the framework of the third edition of Fabulamundi, Playwriting Europe, co-financed by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union 2017-2020.