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Robert Icke

The Doctor

The Doctor

Csiky Gergely Hungarian State Theatre, Timișoara, Romania

Director: Şerban Andrei

Performed in Hungarian with English subtitles 

3 hours with 1 breaks.

Robert Icke's play is an adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's "Professor Bernhardi” (1912): Ruth Wolff, doctor and acknowledged researcher, is cast aside from the medical profession due to a decision she made to protect a dying underaged pacient. This case triggers an avalanche of aggressive reactions and biased comments, mirroring rules of political correctness and the woke culture in today's polarized world, a world divided in tribes, "us versus the others”, where morality is defined by circumstances. Social networks dictate how we live, as well as racial, sexual, political or gender identities. Whatever you dare not talk about at work fearing you might be cancelled, it is safe to discuss in theatre: we allow ourselves to confront this world's prejudice and lies.

Ruth Wolff: B. Fülöp Erzsébet m.v./Éder Enikő
Paul Murphy: Mátyás Zsolt Imre
Roger Hardiman: Tokai Andrea
Michael Copley: Aszalos Géza
Father: Bandi András Zsolt
Brian Cyprian: Tar Mónika
Resident: Jancsó Előd/Erdős Bálint
Rebecca Roberts: Lőrincz Rita
Charlie: Magyari Etelka
Sami: Vajda Boróka
Jemima Flint: Borbély B. Emília
Host: Czüvek Loránd
Guest 1: Molnos András Csaba
Guest 2: Kiss Attila
Guest 3: Lajter Márkó Ernesztó
Guest 4: Vadász Bernadett
Guest 5: Hegyi Kincső

Musicians: Kiss Attila, Bogdán Buica
Stage- and costume designer: Irina Moscu
Composer: Cári Tibor
Associate director: Daniela Dima
Director's assistant: Erdős Bálint, Patrícia Gavril 
Sound: Bayer Sebastian 
Lights: Gidó Zoltán, Bledea Ioan 
Stage manager: Kertész Éva

Gobbi Hilda Stage
Şerban Andrei

Şerban Andrei

Andrei Șerban (b. 1943 in Bucharest) is a Romanian theatre and opera director, who influenced twentieth-century theater with successful productions worldwide. He graduated from the Institute of Theatre and Film Arts in Bucharest. He made his debut in Romania in 1968 with The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht at Piatra Neamț Youth Theatre. In 1969, Șerban emigrated to the United States fololowing a grant from the Ford Foundation. In 1970 he went to Paris to study at Peter Brook's International Centre for Theatre Research. He made an impression with Fragments of a Greek Trilogy (Medea, The Trojan Women, Electra), at La MaMa, the experimental theatre club in New York City. His collaborations include projects at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Opéra Bastille in Paris, the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Théâtre de la Ville, the Comédie Française, Helsinki's Lilla Teatern, etc. From 1990 to 1993, he was the general manager of the National Theatre Bucharest. He was a professor at the Columbia University School of the Arts for three decades.

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