|Sponsored by the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES)
and Georgetown University's Devine Studio Theatre, Davis Center of Performing Arts
Directed by Cristina Bejan, Ion Ratiu Post-Doctoral Fellow in Romanian Studies, Georgetown University
Assisted by Paula Ganga, Assistant Director and Stage Manager, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University
Translated from Romanian by Doris Plantus-Runey, Visiting Professor, Oakland University
Zalmoxis - A Pagan Mystery is a Dacian myth captured by one of Romania's most renowned poets and playwrights, Lucian Blaga. Our interpretation is a modern one: bringing this ancient exploration of a messiah figure confronting a power-hungry king into the present, exploring it as an allegory for totalitarianism and attempted dissidence. This is an ensemble production and the creative process is fundamentally collaborative.
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Alex Fund, a non-governmental organization working to integrate severely disadvantaged Roma children into the Romanian education system.
The Devine Studio Theatre, Davis Center for Performing Arts
Friday, April 29 at 8 pm
Saturday, April 30 at 2 pm, followed by a Talk-Back, and 8 pm
Sunday, May 1 at 2pm
A special preview performance will take place at the Romanian Embassy on Thursday 14 April, 2011, at 6:30pm.