A View to a Fall: Celebrating 25 Years without Communism 10/12/2014 @ The Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
Twenty five years after the fall of one of the harshest dictatorships in Eastern Europe, we conjure a period of turmoil and redemption through theatre’s evocative flair. Legendary actor Ion Caramitru, a central figure of the December 1989 Revolution, will reflect on the days of tragedy and hope that put an end to communism in Romania and ushered the creation of modern, democratic polity in a one-man-show as overwhelming as the artistic stature of its protagonist. Through verse, monologues and impromptu memoirs, the famous actor, accompanied by pianist Sergiu Tuhuțiu, will bring back the momentous December when an agonizing country defeated its fears and came back to life.
Ion Caramitru OBE is one of the most celebrated Romanian actors and former Minister for Culture of Romania. Born in Bucharest, he graduated from the I.L. Caragiale Institute for Theater and Film Arts in 1964, having debuted on the stage an year earlier — with the title role in an acclaimed production of ‘Hamlet at the prestigious Bulandra Theatre. He continued to work at Bulandra while also appearing in plays at the National Theatre in Bucharest and various other theatres. For his work in establishing British-Romanian cultural links, Ion Caramitru, who was considered one of the best ten Hamlets of all time, was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. In 1997, the French Ministry of Culture awarded him the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. From 2005 he is the general manager of the National Theatre in Bucharest.
When: Wednesday, 10 December, 7pm.
Where: The Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
The entrance is free, but it is required to book your free ticket on Eventbrite HERE