KARPILEVSKI – SJT Opening
State Jewish Theater presents the opening of KARPILEVSKI, by Jacob Weitzner
Director: Ştefan Iordănescu
Stage design: Dorotheea Iordănescu
Music: Ildiko Fogarassy
Light design: Lucian Moga
Choreography: Lorette Enache
Cast: Mircea Dragoman, Andrei Finți, Roxana Guttman, Monia Pricopi, Anka Levana, Marius Călugărița, Natalie Ester, Mircea Drîmbăreanu, Mihai Prejban, Cătălin Stelian, Viorel Manole, Cristina Cîrcei
Karpilevski has a profound Jewish content, as Jacob Weitzner declared. Personality of the contemporary Yiddish theater’s, literary consultant at The Yiddish Warsaw Theatre, professor of Yiddish Literature at the Open University and Hebrew Literature at Tel Aviv University, he is considered a unique phenomenon, who continues the tradition of the Yiddish Theater. Weitzner combines the humor and the pathos of Jewish life, while expressing the 21st century existence drama.
The adventures of a playwright are becoming an excellent material for a farce. KARPILEVSKI is a farce about a trivial Jew politician and a third class poet who dies in the arms of a prostitute. The angel Gabriel and Satan protect and persecute him posthumously. In order to solve the case, God gives Abraham Karpilevski talent and sends him back to earth to write a play and mount it on Broadway. It follows a satirical look on politics, culture and contemporary theater.
The process of Karpilevski on Earth values a well, intelligent written play, with philosophical and political echoes. It demonstrates the qualities of The State Jewish Theater’s actors, under the directory of Ștefan Iordănescu.
Official Opening – Sunday, 20th of December, 21.00 o’clock, at Art Theater
The tickets for this performance can be bought from the our theater’s ticket office (Mircea Vodă Boulevard, no. 24) or online, from the Eventim network.