On the occasion of the official opening of the European Cultural Capital Timisoara 2023, we propose an absolute premiere of theatre in concert. A sound performance with an audience, broadcast live on Radio Romania Cultural, revisiting the form of the first radio theatre performances with an audience, in a contemporary version.

Discover how radio theatre is made, carried by the evocative power of sound, together with the actors, in a unique performance broadcast live across the country.

Original script subject 1989. CIFRE, by director Ilinca Stihi, exploits the contribution of Timisoara's cultural resistance to the start of the 1989 Romanian Revolution. The main narrative thread of the show tells the story of a group of young rockers who, through a series of circumstances, will incite a reaction against the actions of the security forces against the supporters of Pastor Tőkés. They provide the context to restore the spirit of freedom that the city defended and inspired through the rock movement of the pre-revolutionary decade. Multiple layers of documentary and archival sound, as well as recordings made in Timișoara today, with people from different social backgrounds, involved in the events of 15-22 December 1989, restore a significant Timisoara sound history, unrecorded until today. The actresses of the German State Theatre Timișoara Ida Jarcsek-Gaza, Tatiana Sessler-Toami and Simona Vintilă contributed to the documentary stage of the script writing.

The National Radio Theatre and the German State Theatre Timisoara offer Timisoara audiences a show that is aimed at both local multicultural audiences and Radio Romania listeners from the country and the diaspora.

Mädchen im Park/Off-Stimme:  Oana Vidoni
Marinescu: Boris Gaza
Ștef: Radu Brănici
Rareș: Harald Weisz
Angi: Mădălina Ghițescu (a.G.)
Director: Ilinca Stihi (a.G.)
Set design: Ioana Popescu

This project is part of the national cultural programme ”Timișoara - European Capital of Culture in the year 2023" and is funded by the Municipality of Timișoara, through the Center for Projects.

Part of

FAPT | Festival of Performing Arts Timisoara

FAPT | Festival of Performing Arts Timisoara