class="">UNCLE VANYA by A.P. Cekhov (Bulandra)

UNCLE VANYA by A.P. Cekhov (Bulandra)

29 November | 20:00 –

The show has been available for online viewing from Sunday 29 November 20:00 till Tuesday 1 December 20:00.

The performance of Uncle Vanya represents a very precise incursion into a world rebuilt with detail and authenticity by the alchemist-director Yuri Kordonsky and his magician-scenographer Elena Dmitrakova.


Translated by: Moni Ghelerter and Radu Teculescu


Aleksandr Vladimirovich Serebryakov, retired university professor: Victor Rebengiuc

Helena Andreyevna Serebryakova, his wife: Ana Ioana Macaria

Marina, an old nurse: Mariana Mihuţ

Maria Vasilyevna Voynitskya, the widow of a privy councilor and mother of  the Professor’s first wife : Coca Bloos

Ivan Petrovich Voynitsky (Uncle Vanya), her son: Horaţiu Mălăele

Sofia Alexandrovna (Sonia), his daughter from his first marriage: Andreea Bibiri

Mikhail Lvovich Astrov, a doctor: Cornel Scripcaru

Ilya Ilyci Telegin,  an impoverished landowner:  Ionel Mihăilescu

A Workman: Demeter András             

Directed by: Yuri Kordonsky

Set Design by: Elena Dmitrakova

Light Design by: Lucian Moga

TVR Team:

Production Organizer: Sorin Cristea

Musical Illustration: Mihaela Constantinescu

Sound by: Gabi Scîrlet

Edited by: Marius Rusitoru

TV Set design: Bogdan Brolla, Nicoleta Petrovici

DOP: Vlad Tănase

Production Editor: Sînziana Miloşoiu

Producer: Diana Dumitru

Delegate Producer: Dana Andriescu

Directed for TV by: Gini Ignat

Duration: 2h 45min

Producer: „L.S. Bulandra” Theatre, Bucharest – 2011

Recorded for TVR – 2014

Common people like those in Uncle Vanya easily become characters in a drama. Wasted lives, destroyed youths, shattered dreams, unfulfilled love…and the hard road to resignation. All the characters are vainly consuming themselves in some sort of closed destiny, grinded by failures, rebellion or disappointment. Between laughing and crying you can easily read the helpless question about the purpose and meaning of life.

Photo credit: Tudor Predescu