Based on a novel by Tatiana Niculescu Bran
Andrei Serban Traveling Academy from Romania
The actors are: Csilla Albert, Richard Balint, Ionuţ Caraş, Ramona Dumitrean, Cristian Grosu, Cătălin Herlo, Cristina Holtzli, Silvius Iorga, Nora Labancz, Mara Opriş, Florentina Ţilea, and Andrea Tokai.
Conceived and launched this year under Romanian-American auspices, the Andrei Şerban Traveling Academy endeavors to bring the artistic energies of writers, actors, and directors together within a laboratory-like setting, under the innovative guidance of prominent director and inspiring teacher Andrei Şerban. The performance will present the work-in progress resulting of the three-week workshop hosted by La MaMa E.T.C. starting with September 11.
“Crucified by fellow nuns and a priest, a young nun dies during a ritual of exorcism performed in a remote Romanian monastery.” Thus read the headlines in dozens of newspapers around the world in June 2005. But what is fact and what is fiction in regard to this sensational tale?
The performance is followed by Q&A with Andrei Şerban, Tatiana Niculescu Bran and the participating actors.
In Romanian with English supertitles