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Regina Maria Theatre, in partnership with Bihor County Council, Oradea City Hall, FITO Cultural Foundation, DDIP Bihor and UNITER, organizes between September 24 and October 1 the 5th edition of the ORADEA INTERNATIONAL THEATER FESTIVAL.

The Oradean Theater Festival is a cultural event with tradition, which has won the appreciation of the Bihor audience throughout the editions, but also of theater people who respond enthusiastically to our invitation to participate in the festival. For eight days, Oradea becomes a city of theatrical art, a meeting place between artists and the public, where the emotion of the show and the magic of the stage become protagonists.

This year's edition of the festival will include two large sections: the competition section - Short Theater Festival, reaching the XXIII edition and the INVITED PERFORMANCES - OFF COMPETITION section.

During the Short Theater Festival, 14 shows from theaters all over the country, selected by the theater critic Mircea Morariu, will compete for the five prizes offered by the jury, namely: the prize for the best show, the prize for the best direction, the award for the best scenography, the award for the best actor and the award for the best actress. The jury is made up of theater critics Doru Mareş, Ion Parhon and Octavian Saiu.

The Short Theater Festival also includes the "Dramatic Creation Competition Dedicated to the Short Play", in which 13 texts were entered. The winner will be designated by the jury made up of theater critics Elisabeta Pop and Claudiu Groza and the editor-in-chief of "Familia" magazine Ioan Moldovan.

In the Guest Shows - OFF section, the Oradean public will be able to enjoy 13 extraordinary shows, either invited from theaters in the country, or acclaimed productions of the Oradean theater and two concerts. Moreover, the festival will open on September 24 with a premiere of the Queen Maria Theater - "The Stag King", by Carlo Gozzi, directed by Alexandru Colpacci.

At the same time, from September 27 to October 1, we are waiting for Oradeans to the three shows and two concerts that will be held outdoors, on the Mobile Stage located in Piaţa Unirii, which will have free entry, with the mention that at the show "In the heart of the night – The Lear Episode', due to the limited number of seats, advance booking is required.

As we have accustomed the public every year, in addition to theater performances, we invite culture lovers to a series of related events, which will include three book launches and a colloquium coordinated by theater critic Mircea Morariu and organized in collaboration with AICT TEATROLOGIE on "Arguments in favor of a Short Theater Festival. History, developments, thematic and aesthetic dominants. Controversies'.

The events of FITO 2017 will take place in six different spaces, exploring both the conventional, through the performances at the Great Hall of the Theater and the Arcadia Hall, as well as the unconventional, through the performances with the public on stage at the House of Culture of the Trade Unions, at the National Information Center and Bihor Tourist Promotion, Studio Szigligeti Hall and the mobile stage located in the open air.

The Oradea International Theater Festival, one of the most important cultural events in Oradea, will bring together big names of Romanian theater this year, from shows created by great directors, such as Felix Alexa, Andrei Şerban, Bobi Pricop, Vlad Massaci, to actors such as Florin Dobrovici, Constantin Cotimanis, Catrinel Dumitrescu, Mircea Diaconu, to prominent cultural personalities, among whom we mention Nicolae Prelipceanu, Alina Epingeac, Florica Ichim, Oana Cristea Grigorescu, Raluca Rădulescu, Zeno Fodor.

We would also like to thank all those who supported us in making the festival possible, starting with Bihor County Council, Oradea City Hall, FITO Cultural Foundation, DDIP Bihor, UNITER, Raiffeisen Bank – the official partner, Inteva Products, Mic Mobilier Trans, Varadia, Lions, Dc, Hotel Continental, Farmacia 3, R&R, Scala, the National Center for the Promotion of Tourism, Magnolia and all the media partners who are always with us.

Tickets went on sale at the Theater Ticket Agency from Tuesday to Friday between 10:00 and 19:00, and on weekends between 10:00 and 13:00. You can buy tickets an hour before the show or online on For additional information and ticket reservations, we invite you to call the phone number: 0259/440.742.

We are waiting for you at the theater!




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