The Scarlet Princess is a piece by Tsuruya Nanboku IV. Nanboku was the son of a 19th century dry-cleaner when he joined a famous kabuki troupe to then become one of the most famous writers of his time.
In The Scarlet Princess, Father Seigen falls in love with one of his young disciples. Forced to have a platonic love, they both decide to kill themselves. But the priest survives. Seventeen years later, a princess comes to the temple to become a nun. The priest sees in her the reincarnation of his former lover.
The Scarlet Princess is a play about obsessive passions, murders and vengeance. And that’s why Silviu Purcarete, great master of the Romanian theatre, chose to stage this story, using his great talent for images and irony.
He is adapting the kabuki codes – sophisticated costumes and make-up, abundance of stage tricks, etc. – and use them so the ten performers and technicians can fully occupy the Grande Halle. He is also using European techniques, a hint of expressionism, an atmosphere and excursus that underline the humour of the original text.
A major theatre event of Europalia Romania !
The Scarlet Princess
Script silviu purcărete, inspiré de sakura hime azuma bunshô de tsuruya namboku IV
Mise en scène
Traduction en anglais
Assistants de direction
Eugen Gyemant et Sanda Anastasof
Elena Vlad, Corina Predescu et Alexandra Spătărelu
Directrice de projet
Ofelia Popii, Iustinian Turcu, Dana Taloș, Adrian Matioc, Diana Văcaru Lazăr, Cristian Stanca, Diana Fufezan, Raluca Iani, Mariana Mihu, Adrian Neacșu, Pali Vecsei, Vlad Robaș, Veronica Popescu, Cristina Stoleriu, Alexandru Malaicu, Codruţa Vasiu, Serenela Mureșan, Johanna Adam, Cristina Ragos, Cendana Trifan, Oana Marin, Veronica Arizancu, Arina Ioana Trif, Fabiola Petri, Gabriela Pîrliţeanu, Ioana Cosma, Cristina Blaga, Ștefania Marola, Eduard Pătrașcu, Mihai Coman, Viorel Raţă, Liviu Vlad, Cătălin Neghină, Ștefan Tunsoiu, Andrei Gîlcescu et Alin Turcu