20 de minute cu îngerul

20 Minutes With The Angel
by Alexandr Vampilov

Tragicomedy

Performance distribution:

Dan Cogălniceanu

Viorica Geantă Chelbea

Demis Muraru

Mihai Giurițan

Relu Sirițeanu

Oana Hui

Sabina Posea

Performance Director: Răzvan Marinescu

Performance Scenography: Mirona Faloba

Release date: July 8th, 2017

Ticket prices:

  • Unique price  – 20 lei
  • Reduced price  – 7 lei
    Discounts are granted for retirees, pupils and students.

Synopsis

The performance refers to the sins of the world, attributing to each character a passion that dominates and erodes the soul: Ugarov and Anciughin represent immorality, the lack of any desire to evolve from a spiritual point of view, Bazilski represents the pride that makes you think that there is no one else quite like you in the world and despise the others, Vasiuta, who comes from a background that had nothing else to offer, but a miserable profession and no love, and Stupak represents hypocrisy, being a man who uses love to obtain money, through deception and manipulation hoping to obtain other privileges. All these features, very present in the hearts of the characters, darken and prevent them from perfecting themselves spiritually.

Unfulfillment is an important subject that is brought to light by this show. When we do not feel fulfilled we always blame others, life, luck or God. Sometimes we are not guilty; on the contrary, we are victims, people with exceptional qualities who have not been appreciated to the right value. Life always gives you an opportunity rise.

The play presents a world without love. This is regarded as something out of the ordinary, naive, and it is just one of the means to reach your goal. A world without love is a sick world, a world that struggles in an endless darkness. God is good and sometimes sends us signals to come back on the right path, but evil is so deeply rooted within us that we do not see and hear his attempts to save us. The arrival of the Angel into the lives of the two characters produces panic, not joy. The meeting with the Angel does not enlighten them, it awakens their primary instincts. The angel must immediately be reduced to silence, as it represents a disruptive factor that destroys the harmony of their miserable life. Whoever is different from us becomes dangerous and must be marginalised and then excluded as soon as possible. The society is the one that smothers our feelings and teaches us not to be ourselves, but to become what the society needs us to be. Defending the Angel becomes an act of great courage.
The end of the play surprises with optimism and hope. People can change. God helps us but does not intervene in free will. He loves us so much that he leaves us the freedom to choose. It is important to distinguish between Good and Evil, in life, but it is more important to choose Good.

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