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The LEAR episode is part of a larger cycle titled IN THE HEART OF THE NIGHT, a project based on Shakespearean plays. It is part of this cycle The HAMLET episode, a show also performed at the "Regina Maria" Theater in Oradea, in a similar space. A community project about the magical force of theater in a public space open and closed at the same time, about the certainties and uncertainties of the night... illuminated.

IN THE HEART OF THE NIGHT – THE LEAR EPISODE starts from the subject of the Shakespearean text, namely a king who wants to abdicate and divide his kingdom between his three daughters, but before making any decision he asks them to express the love he has for him. Following the evidence of affection, he decides to banish his youngest daughter for the sincerity and naturalness of the confession, only to be rejected by the older daughters and with his mind troubled by suffering, to wander at random. But around the subject, a show is built about the night of the mind, the night of wandering, about a world that moves away from reason and love and settles in territories traversed by hatred, violence, conspiracy, exile, alienation, murder, because, in the end then, to fervently seek, at the end of the night, the way to the light.

"The theater fights with the fears caused by darkness. He is a remedy against the fears raised from the darkness. We do theater in the middle of the night for fear of the Night itself. And, at the same time, from the desire to forget the wanderings of the day. We play to save ourselves! By night, by day! Always and forever, at the crossroads!" (George Banu)

The project is financed by Administration of the National Cultural Fund, public institution subordinate to the Ministry of Culture, which offers non-refundable funding to institutions carrying out cultural activities every year, co-financed by Oradea City Hall and enjoys the support Department of Visual Arts of the Faculty of Arts within the University of Oradea.


Lear: Şerban Borda/ Ciprian Vultur
Gloucester: George Voinese
Goneril: Angela Tanko
Regan: Anda Tamașanu
Cordelia: Georgia Crapărin
Jester: Mirela Lupu
Edgar: Ciprian Ciuciu
Edmund: Alin Stanciu
Kent: Sebastian Wolf
Intendant 1: George Dometi 
Intendant 2: Vali V. Popescu

In other roles: Andreea Lupu, Andrei Lupu, Toni Nica, Ionuț Şerban

Artistic direction: Gavriil Pinte
Scenography: Roxana Ionescu
Musical illustration: Gavriil Pinte

Tickets are on sale at the Theater Ticket Agency Tuesday to Friday between 10:00 and 19:00, again in weekend between 10:00-13:00. 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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