•  Theatre 2015
 Romania
  Teatrul Naţional „Radu Stanca” Sibiu
THE GHOST IS HERE
By: Kōbō Abe
Directed by: Kushida Kazuyoshi
Stage design: Dragoş Buhagiar
Music: Vasile Șirli
Assistant director: Sanda Anastasof
Stage design assistant: Irina Chirilă
Cast: Constantin Chiriac, Marius Turdeanu, Maria Soilică, Mariana Mihu, Ciprian Scurtea, Florin Coșulet, Pali Vecsei, Adrian Matioc, Dan Glasu, Codruța Vasiu, Ioan Paraschiv, Cendana Trifan, Diana Fufezan, Cristina Stoleriu, Serenela Mureșan, Adrian Neacșu, Vlad Robaș
The theme of the play „The Ghost Is Here” is the mysterious illusion of a ghost that takes possession of the inside of an ordinary man and the manipulation used in order to create a collective delusion, the delusion of an entire society. The story begins with the encounter between Fukagawa, a soldier returning from war, and Oba Sankichi, a picturesque character who has wandered for eight years away from home to escape a penalty. The director Kazuyoshi Kushida proposes a form of psychological theatre full of mystery, but, at the same time, creates the atmosphere of a comedy, using satirical lines aimed at a society that is exceedingly serious. „The play was written by Kōbō Abe 50 years ago, but, even in the 21st century, the theme is still current. Furthermore, I chose this text because it is likely to contain scenes that are also to be found in Romania. The ghost is the expression of things that are not visible, but that make the world go round and also influence the society we live in. Economy, the Internet – they are mechanisms made of things that are invisible, intangible, but they influence our lives.” (Kushida Kazuyoshi)
Translated into English

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