by Dumitru Solomon. Stage Direction: Victor Ioan Frunză,
Teatrul Dramaturgilor Români (Romanian Playwrights’ Theatre), ROMANIA
Fata Morgana is probably the funniest of Dumitru Solomon’s plays. Published in 1978, it was written during the years of a deep moral crisis, when the fight against the official censorship was at its hardest.
Written in the form of a police farce, including a mysterious disappearing and some lovely investigators, the play is in fact a powerful satire hidden underneath the veil of comic situations and language. Witty, with realistic characters that sometimes get fantasy-like and absurd traits, this text is anything but obsolete. Human nature has remained the same. But for today’s audience, going back 40 years adds an extra kick of flavour to it – a detail cleverly exploited by the famed stage director Victor Ioan Frunză with the help of Adriana Grand’s thoroughly re-enacted staging.
English subtitles are available.
Popescu Filip (Fifi), Militia lieutenant : Carol Ionescu