DE VEGHE LA TAJ MAHAL / GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by Rajiv Joseph
DIRECTED BY: Radu-Alexandru Nica
SET DESIGN, VIDEO AND MUSIC by: Mihai Păcurar
ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR: Luana Hagiu
TRANSLATION: Mircea Sorin Rusu
PROJECT COORDINATOR: Ramona Hristea
CAST: Florin Coșuleț and Cătălin Pătru
duration: 1h 20min
It’s the year 1648 in Agra, the capital of the Mughal Empire, India. The two imperial guards and childhood friends, Humayun and Babur, keep watch during the finishing touches before the inauguration of the famous mausoleum. The Mughal (emperor) has decided that no one should turn to look at the new edifice until its completion, so this moment has been expected for 16 years and lived feverishly by the two. They will have the unique joy of admiring the beautiful building bathed in the first beams of sunlight while is it is still perfect and unweathered. But the contemplation of perfection has an enormous cost that Humayun and Babur will soon find out and that will test their relationship, which they considered indestructible.
The play contains elements from history and legend and touches upon generous and contemporary themes such as friendship, the purpose of art and human progress, but also social themes which have an ageless relevance. The world premiere took place with great success at the Atlantic Theatre in New York in 2015, and the play was awarded two prizes in the USA (The Obie Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play). It was also performed in London where it was highly appreciated by the public and the critics.
PERFORMANCE NOT RECOMMENDED UNDER 14 YEARS OLD
|Event||DE VEGHE LA TAJ MAHAL|
|Date||21 March 2018, Hour 19:00|
|Venue||Teatrul National Radu Stanca, Sibiu|