•  Theatre 2019
 ROMANIA
  Teatrul Național „Radu Stanca” Sibiu
The Scarlet Princess
Directed by: Silviu Purcărete
script by Silviu Purcărete, inspired from Sakura Hime Azuma Bunshô, by Tsuruya Namboku IV
Set design: Dragoș Buhagiar
Translation from English: Eugen Gyemant
Original music: Vasile Șirli
Assistants to the director: Eugen Gyemant, Sanda Anastasof
Set design assistant: Iuliana Gherghescu
Face designer: Minela Popa
Music preparation: Vlad Robaș
Make-up: Elena Vlad, Corina Predescu, Alexandra Spătărelu
Project manager: Claudia Domnicar
Marketing coordinator: Eliza Ceprăzaru

Cast: Ofelia Popii, Iustinian Turcu, Dana Taloș, Adrian Matioc, Diana Văcaru Lazăr, Cristian Stanca, Diana Fufezan, Raluca Iani, Mariana Mihu, Adrian Neacșu, Pali Vecsei, Vlad Robaș, Veronica Popescu, Cristina Stoleriu, Alexandru Malaicu, Codruța Vasiu, Serenela Mureșan, Johanna Adam, Cristina Ragos, Cendana Trifan, Oana Marin, Veronica Arizancu, Arina Ioana Trif, Fabiola Petri, Gabriela Pîrlițeanu, Ioana Cosma, Cristina Blaga, Ștefania Marola, Eduard Pătrașcu, Mihai Coman, Viorel Rață, Liviu Vlad, Cătălin Neghină, Ștefan Tunsoiu, Andrei Gîlcescu, Alin Turcu
“The Scarlet Princess” is based on an original script written by Silviu Purcărete and adapted from the kabuki theatre play by Tsuruya Nanboku the 4th. Inspired by this tradition, the director aims to create a European performance using the text, the rules and the space of kabuki, elements that have been loosely reinterpreted. The story begins when Seigen, the abbot of a temple, falls in love with his young disciple, Shiragiku. Condemned to a life of platonic love, the abbot and his disciple decide to commit suicide. The young man dies, but the abbot survives. Seventeen years later, when Princess Sakura comes to the temple to become a nun, Seigen recognizes in her the feminine reincarnation of Shiragiku and falls in love again. “The Scarlet Princess” has plenty of stories of obsessive love, murders, reincarnation and revenge. The performance approaches these themes with humor and self-irony in order to build a bubbly commentary on the dialogue between the European and the Japanese culture.
Performance presented in Romanian, with translation into English.
Performance not recommended to audiences under the age of 16.

Warning: Strobe lighting effects used during this performance can cause seizures in persons who may suffer from photosensitive epilepsy.

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