The final hour
Directed by:
Nicu Mihoc
  • Mihail Sebastian: The final hour
  • Genre: romanian dramaturgy
  • Hall: Main Hall
  • Premiere: 5 march 2020, 19:00
  • Set and costume designer: Măriuca Ignat
  • Stage Manager: Stelian Chițacu
  • Prompter: Iolanda Belbe

The final hour is the column that concludes a newspaper’s edition. The final hour column can completely change the edition and sometimes even the fate of the publication. Or of some people.

In the interval that passed between the summer of 1932 and 2020 some fundamental aspects of our society remained the same: the print media often struggles to fit the changes and some daily newspapers, such as Deşteptarea (The Awakening) are at the brink of bankruptcy. When debts and readers’ lack of interest seem to give the newspaper its coup de grâce, a good-fortuned accidentally printed article has the potential to become a massive breaking news and to reanimate the destinies of the newspaper and its newsroom.