Directed by: Silviu Purcărete
New Studio Tamási Áron Theatre
03/23 Monday 20:00
03/24 Tuesday 20:00
03/25 Wednesday 18:00
1h 35 min without intermission
2 theatres, 36 actors, 44 chairs, 12 tables, 20 coffee sacks, 2 months of intensive improvisation, the joy of acting and a collective creating process. The mosaic structure built around the flavor, the scent, the mood, the tone of coffee, the history and the culture of this drink brings us to the world of illusion and magic. This original theatrical language is understood and can be savoured by everyone. It is theatre with true emotions, organic musical composition, remarkable acting, sets full of inspired images. It brings to life our senses, mind, and fantasy.
Silviu Purcărete, Actors and Coffee
Moliendo is a remarkable piece of art orchestrated and harmonized by the iconic director Purcărete. It is the first co-production of the Hungarian and the German Theatre from Timișoara and it transcends language and cultural barriers. Inspired by the companies and artists he works with, the director puts on stage operas and theatre plays with worldwide recognitions. This time proposes an artistic adventure in wich the actors could express their passion for the art of improvisation. The entire show revolves around the theme of coffee: “Coffee and theatre are two absolute and indispensable perks – which means that they have no real use, but everybody uses them. Coffee is the extreme perk”, says director.
“We have built together a show of contrasts”, says Attila Balázs, the director of Csiky Gergely Hungarian State Theatre. Moliendo café incorporates the everything and nothingness, it is a production which comprises all that’s necessary, but from which we can dismiss anything. Even the set – extremely elementary – covers everything, but, in fact, it is unseen, almost inexistent. As for the text that’s necessary for every show, we only have a pre-text: the pretext of expressing our passion for the art of improvisation. And for coffee, of course.”
Silviu Purcărete was born in Bucharest. He completed his studies in directing at the Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography in Bucharest in 1974. From 1990 onwards, he breaks into the international theatre scene with plays he directs at the National Theatre of Craiova and achieves global success at important theatre festivals (Avignon, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Melbourne, Glasgow, Bath, Varna, Gdansk and Sarajevo). Between 1992 and 1996 he works as the director of the Bulandra Theatre in Bucharest, then he leads the Theatre Centre in Limoges from 1996 to 2002, where he also founds a theatre academy. In 2010, Purcărete directs his first movie Somewhere in Palilula (Undeva la Palilula) in Romania. He was awarded the Order of the Star of Romania and Chevalier of the French National Order of Merit. Since 2003 he has been an individual member of the Union of Theatres of Europe. Currently he lives in Paris.
Cast: Géza Aszalos, Tünde Baczó, Attila Balázs, Zsolt András Bandi, Isa Berger, Enikő Blénessy, Emília B. Borbély, Dana Borteanu, Aljoscha Cobeţ, Isolde Cobeţ, Zsolt Csata, Péter Dukász, Enikő Éder, Richard Hladik, Rareş Hontzu, Ioana Iacob, Attila Kiss, Levente Kocsárdi, Rita Lőrincz, Etelka Magyari, László Mátray, Imre Zsolt Mátyás, Bence Molnár, Csaba András Molnos, Georg Peetz, Patrícia Puzsa, Horia Săvescu, Tatiana Sessler, Emese Simó, Mónika Tar, Daniela Török, Silvia Török, Oana Vidoni, Radu Vulpe, Anne-Marie Waldeck, Harald Weisz.
Piano: Valentina Peetz
Saxofone: Cosmin Hărşian
Set and costume designer: Dragoş Buhagiar
Music: Vasile Şirli
Assistant director: Enikő Blénessy
Chorus master : Valentina Peetz
Set and costume designer’s assistant: Ioana Popescu
Make-up: Lucia Preda
Prompter: Vali Velimirovici
Stage Manager: Éva Kertész, Costinel Stănescu