Burgeois Sunset (The Life of a Philistine)
Directed by:
Anca Bradu
  • Romulus Guga: Burgeois Sunset (The Life of a Philistine)
  • Genre: romanian dramaturgy
  • Hall: Main Hall
  • Premiere: 7 november 2012, 19:00
  • Set and costume designer: Judit Dobre Kóthay
  • Choreographer: Mălina Andrei
  • Composer: Károly Horváth
  • Assistant Director: Laurențiu Blaga
  • Set and Costume Designer Assistant: Cristina Grigoraș
  • Prompter: Laura Moldovan
  • Stage Manager: Stelian Chițacu

Romulus Guga’s play is defined by symbolism, visions, allegories and shifts between scenes. The story of Burgeois Sunset starts with the setup of Filip’s suicide, convinced by his wife Augusta to hang himself.

For Augusta and policeman Carol (her lover and accomplice), Filip’s death represents a small business. Filip’s suicide will be prevented by Ignaţiu, a mysterious and powerful character who buys Filip’s death. In order to do so, he stages a little performance during which the future former self-murderer will be sanctified and pompously buried for publicity. Remained alive after his place is taken by a dead body, Filip becomes an anonymous in a group of beggars. As things get increasingly complicated, Filip takes a stance against manipulation with help from columnist Georges and Augusta, on a path leading to martyrdom and iconicity.