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‘Jonah’ the Elegiac Parable of Human Condition
“There should be a grid at the entrance to every soul. So no one can get inside it with a knife.” (Marin Sorescu)
Arguably the most celebrated monologue of Romanian theatre gets a brilliant makeover in a new production staged specially for our increasingly popular theatrical space. Directed by American Sharon Willems and starring Romanian actor Alin Balaşcan, the performance preserves the signature balance between lyricism and irony so characteristic to the great poet and playwright Marin Sorescu (1936-1996) while offering a highly contemporary take, full of imagery and humour, of the story of the prophet-fisherman caught in the belly of the huge fish. A most relevant and irreverent mediation on freedom, destiny, life and death.
The play is presented by the Romanian Cultural Institute in collaboration with the UK theatre company Kibo Productions.