Iași National Theater announces the show “Don Quixote Syndrome”, of Carmen Dominte, on January 14 and 15, at the Studio Hall, from 18:00, a dedicated event National Culture Day. The song was named the winner of the first edition of the project “Readings” developed by the National Theater in partnership with the National Museum of Romanian Literature and the Alecart magazine, with the aim of promoting contemporary Romanian drama.
Distribution: Dumitru Georgescu, Doina Deleanu, Adi Carauleanu
Director: Radu Ghilaș
Scenography: Rodica Arghir
Video design: Andrei Cozlac
Original music and processing: Odra Bârcă
About “Quixote Syndrome”, the author Carmen Dominte he writes: “The play tells the story of three characters and a Saturday night that will affect their lives forever. It is the story of a crime, as it can be read in the newspaper or watched on the News.
The song does not try to find solutions, but only highlights the huge gap that every deed, every gesture, every word spoken or every moment of silence hides. Reality, in turn, is well hidden behind infinite layers of appearances. After all, only appearances seem to matter; and yet behind them is a mother for whom life is a list of goals to be ticked, a father for whom poetry is only a form of weakness, and a son who tries to be perfect, as he had been asked.
Don Quixote Syndrome is the syndrome that each character experiences, it is the disease that distorts reality, it is the mask that everyone presents to the world. It is a syndrome that everyone discovers, feels and rejects and, in the end, accepts it as a permanent state. ”
Radu Ghilaș, the director of the show, confesses: “Contemporary society proposes a certain type of perfection that is rather related to the material component of life. It requires us to comply with certain standards, starting with the impeccable car we drive, with the ideal house we live in, with the impeccable lifestyle where everything is “measured, weighed and calculated to be consumed in optimal doses” and ending with a idyllic love and a perfect child, all guaranteeing our happiness and fulfillment as adults. The supposed contemporary perfection, defective by its very ideals, weakens the connections, annuls the authentic feelings and blocks the natural ways of communication between people, the result materializing in relationships and consumer souls. ”
The next performances are scheduled for January 29 and 30.
In the first edition of the project “Readings”, carried out during the 2019-2020 season, six songs were selected that reached the public in the form of reading performances: “Disappearances “, of Elise Wilk, „The author ”, of Radu Herjeu, „Gertrude”, of Radu F. Alexandru, „Don Quixote Syndrome “, of Carmen Dominte, „The first seven light comedies for sad people “, of Ștefan Caraman and “The man with three legs “, of Mircea M. Ionescu. In the final stage of the project, following the jury’s evaluations, it was decided which of the six texts presented in public reading will be produced by the National Theater and will enter the repertoire.
“Definitions are always incomplete, no matter how hard I try to fit the usual pattern, I was born, I lived and I experimented, there will always be something missing. I would have liked to write about myself but I found myself writing about others and it seemed natural to talk about them as if I were talking about myself. Every second begins another story that can intersect with all possible variants of writing, just as an infinity of lines can pass through a point. As my life was first a point that then became a line, I put all my imagination into it until it turned into reality. Now I don’t know if the two are still different from each other, and maybe that doesn’t matter, because all the stories are realities imagined by each of us, at any point lived. ”
You with your life on the front seat / Me with my death in the back seat – short film, Vinea Publishing House, Bucharest, November, 2007.
The sun rises from the television, Humanitas Publishing House, Bucharest, November, 2009.
Edi’s room – poetic feature film, Tracus Arte Publishing House, Bucharest, May, 2013.
The city of sand – short theater, Tracus Arte Publishing House, Bucharest, November, 2013.
Worn women’s shoes – short theater, Eliteratura Publishing House, Bucharest, October 2014.
The doll with the mechanical laugh – theater, Eliteratura Publishing House, Bucharest, May 2017.
The absurd as an existential adventure in Modernism and Postmodernism, Ars Docendi Publishing House, Bucharest, November 2014.
Best Book of the Year Award, offered by the Bucharest Writers’ Association, Dramaturgy for the volume The city of sand, November 2014.
The Enchanted Land – first radio audition June 28, 2010, theatrical premiere, January 15, 2012, Excelsior Theater, Bucharest.
His world Paparin, reading show at the Children’s Theater Festival, October 2012, premiere: March 15, 2014 at the Ion Creanga Theater in Bucharest.
Bye-Bye America – premiere: March 30, 2009 at the National Theater in Timisoara.
Moon sticker, premiere: December 7, 2012 at the Tudor Vianu Theater in Giurgiu.
Paganini no longer lives here – premiere: December 6, 2014 at the Mihai Eminescu National Theater in Timisoara.
I know that’s not what you want to hear – premiere on April 23, 2017 at the George Bacovia Municipal Theater in Bacău.
Balance exercise – premiere September 21, 2017 at the Theater of Playwrights in Bucharest.
From Romania, with love – premiere on May 15, 2019 at the North Theater, Satu-Mare.
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