Polish playwright Elżbieta Chowaniec went in Bucharest to see her play Gardenia staged at Teatrul Odeon. Here are some pictures of that evening and the moment she met the cast.
Here the journal of the author:
In the behalf of Fabulamundi Project, I had a chance to see my play ‘Gardenia’ in Bucharest, Romania, staged in Teatrul Odeon. What a fantastic visit it was.
The play is made with such elegance of form and such sensitivity of subject – I was totally impressed by it. The talented director decided to do a very formal performance, adding opera pieces between scenes in the mock and beautiful (yellow/black and white) scenography and costumes. Four stirring actresses – even they played in Romanian – a language I don’t know at all – charmed me by their presence, acting and contact with the audience. I spot some superb ideas like making the grandmother’s furry coat as daughter’s teddy bear or the sign of Heine – Medina disease as high heel only on one leg. Simple but so theatrical and well fitted! The performance was affected me and I was delighted to be there. And last but not least – I had the pleasure to be guided around the city by Tamara Susoi – a woman who’s not only PR Manager of the theatre but also a person who made my stay brighter, full of joy and good Romanian food. Could I feel more enriched? Not at all. Thank you!