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THE WINTER’S TALE by William Shakespeare

25 November | 19:30 –

The show has been available for online viewing from Wednesday 25 November 19:30 till Friday 27 November 19:30.

The Winter’s Tale is a performance about…the tale, the tales that dominate us and that we dominated by, a tale about power, love, jealousy and hope. A performance in which laughter and sorrow continuously intertwine, in which the human being walks down the road that separates inferno from paradise. A winter’s tale which, like  all winter tales, powerfully thrives towards spring and rebirth.


Translated by: Peca Ștefan


Leontes: Ion Rizea

Hermione / Perdita: Claudia Ieremia

Polixenes: Ovidiu Crişan

Camillo: Damian Oancea

Paulina / Dorcas: Ana Maria Cojocaru

Antigonus / Lieutenent: Colin Buzoianu

Florizel / The Bear/ Officer: Victor Manovici

Autolycus / Cleomines: Cătălin Ursu

The Shepherd: Doru Iosif

Lieutenent/ Clown: Benone Viziteu

Lieutenent/ Clown: Ioan „Uțu” Strugari

Dumb woman/ Mopsa: Alina Ilea

Invalid / Lieutenent: Valentin Ivanciuc

Invalid / Animal: Laura Avarvari

Invalid / Animal: Luminiţa Tulgara

Invalid / Animal: Sabina Bijan

Mamillius: Mircea Ionuț Pandele

Directed by: Alexander Hausvater

Set design: Lucian Lichiardopol

Costume design: Stela Verebceanu

Choreography by: Mălina Andrei

Music: Dan Jinga

Light design: Lucian Moga

Duration: 2h 30mins

Producer: National Theatre Timişoara – 2009

With English subtitles

Together in the fire of fight, ruling the world together, the tale brings Leontes, the Sicilian tyrant and his wife, Hermiona, together with Polixenes, the King of Bohemia, into the inferno of jealousy and death. Leontes is unable to stand against paranoia, loosing his wife, son and best friend in the very same instant.

Still, the story follows it’s thread…and nothing can stop that, not even time. 16 years later, the kingdom of Bohemia.  Florizel, Polixenes’ son, breaks his father’s authority out of too much love for Perdita, a beautiful shepherd’s daughter.

There’s only one moral in the unexpected end, when love, memory, regrets and friendship recompose things: destiny itself is a story, the human being is at the same time,  actor and aspectator.

Photo credit: Adrian Pîclișan, Maria Ștefănescu