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Bucharest gets ready for major fall event: the National Theatre Festival

Bucharest is getting ready for one of the major cultural events of this autumn, the National Theatre Festival (FNT) running October 21-30. The festival will present theatre lovers the latest national and international theatre performances, exhibitions and book launchings. 40 Romanian performances will be staged in Bucharest.

The 2016 FNT edition is dedicated to Romanian great choreographer lady Miriam Raducanu.

The festival will comprise exhibitions, such as the painting and collage exhibition „Shakespeare Ad infinitum. Expoziţie de picto impulsuri” by Oana Maria Cajal or “Caciuleanu” exhibition dedicated to dancer and choreographer Gigi Caciuleanu, as well as radio theatre performances, book launchings, film screenings, but also two workshops. One is performed by British actor Michael Pennington focused on Shakespeare’s monologues, the other one is a master class led by Carolyn Carlson.

The festival programme can be seen at http://www.fnt.ro/Program/, while the tickets are available at https://www.mystage.ro/fnt and that the Bucharest National Theatre’s booking office.

Meanwhile, the foreign cultural institutes in Romania began to announce the performances to run in the festival.

The Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Bucharest informed that the “Cherry Orchard” performance by director Lev Dodin, running the Maly Drama Theatre in Saint Petersburg will be staged twice within FNT, at the Bucharest National Theatre on October 29 and October 30, starting 7 p.m. The performances will have English and Romanian supra-title.

Tickets available at: https://www.mystage.ro/spectacole/livada-de-visini-283.

FNT is organized by UNITER, the Ministry of Culture, Bucharest City Hall, and ARCUB. The artistic director of the Festival is theatre critic Marina Constantinescu.

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