Zorba the Greek
Directed by:
Sorin Misirianțu
  • Nikos Kazantzakis: Zorba the Greek
  • Genre: play
  • Hall: Main Hall
  • Premiere: 18 march 2011, 19:00
  • Stage Adaptation: Sorin Misirianțu
  • Translator: Elena Lazăr
  • Set and costume designer: Radu Comșa
  • Choreographer: Cristina Iușan
  • Prompter: Dana Arțuche
  • Stage Manager: Stelian Chițacu

„Zorba is a man who has boiling blood and who knows – and teaches others – what life is. A strong and firm character who inspires force, determination and confidence. He’s the simple folk person with a generous life experience and full of gifts and humour, whose stories have something in common with all of us. He is beloved even by those who wouldn’t want to love him, is revered even by those who wouldn’t want to rever him; he’s simply overflowing and heavenly natural. It’s not an accident that he meets an intellectual – a writer. Zorba, a man who has treasured life, who has accepted mankind because of its humanity and not because of race or religion, who has praised the woman for the simple fact that she is a woman and not because of her beauty or youth – is the master of living life for Basil, a writer who lives mostly in a universe of books and is far too little in touch with reality and who will write a book inspired by this so surprising but substantial and unpredictable friendship.
Alexis Zorba is a Greek – in fact, a Macedonian, but in the end a universal man. The most dreadful feeling is fear. It’s extraordinary to be able to sing, to dance, to love with no fear of what might happen in the future. If illumination can occur through meditation, abstinence and temperance, knowing Zorba one realizes that illumination can occur by living life with full intensity, that self-imposed constraints of all sorts could lead you in a void and then the way to follow to free yourself is Zorba’s way.
Follow your heart! This is esentially ZORBA!“ Sorin Misirianţu, director of Zorba

In other roles:

The women of the village: Bianca Fărcaş, Cristina Iuşan and Andreea Ajtai, Timea Baricz, Amelia Creţiu, Melinda Gall, Daniela Zamfir, Teona Toderel, Corina Paven

Sailors, miners: Alexandru Cazan, Bogdan Ceteraş, Mădălin Costea, Cristian Iorga, Andrei Stan