class="">CHIRITZA IN CONCERT after Vasile Alecsandri & Matei Millo

CHIRITZA IN CONCERT after Vasile Alecsandri & Matei Millo

27 October | 18:00 and 21:00 – Odeon Theatre, Majestic Hall

Although Vasile Alecsandri and Matei Millo drew their inspiration from the life and mores of the 19th century, creating a character emblematic of the arriviste petty bourgeoisie, Chirița – Chiritza, in its updated spelling – would easily fit into today’s society.



Chiritza Bârzoi: Anca Hanu

Bârzoi: Cornel Răileanu

Aristitza: Mihnea Blidariu

Calipsitza: Cristian Rigman

Lulutza: Sânziana Tarța

Gulitză: Miron Maxim

Leonash: Matei Rotaru

The Conmen: Radu Dogaru & Cosmin Stănilă

Concert-performance by: Ada Milea

Set and Costume Design: Alexandra Constantin

Songs by: Ada Milea & Anca Hanu

Light Design: Jenel Moldovan

Duration: 1 h 5 min  (no intermission)

“Lucian Blaga” National Theatre, Cluj-Napoca

English surtitles

Suitable for ages 12 and above

Always displaying an air of superiority, overindulging her girls, whom she perceives as tenfold more beautiful than they really are, perpetually on the hunt for wealth and position, ironhanded, but melting at every compliment or small gift, artful in relation to men and fainting over displays of attention from the powerful and the well-connected, Chiritza is, nevertheless, not unlovable. She is the Romanian female version of Monsieur Jourdain that Ada Milea and Anca Hanu breathe new life into, and an explosive comic energy, debunking snobbery and pretension, exposing the lack of culture and kitsch sensitivity.

Foto: Nicu Cherciu