by Herta Müller –– Directed by Niky Wolcz
Adaptation: Niky Wolcz, Valerie Seufert, Ulla Wolcz
"Nadirs" is a collection of short stories written by Banat born writer Herta Müller. The German State Theatre Timişoara presents the absolute premiere of the staging of one of the author's texts. At an age of maturity, the narrator remembers her childhood in Niţchidorf, her school years, the Sundays at the church, the dances and then the soirees and city experiences. She passes once more through the stations of those times and brings back to life characters from the past. She relives her own childhood fears, the arguments between her parents and the petty daily shams of the villagers by portraying them from a subjective perspective that is lacking in neither warmth nor humour.
Ioan Varadi - percussion; Aurel Pișleagă - trumpet; Sorin Steia - accordion; Emil Zău - trumpet; Titus Sărăcuț - tuba
Appearances in movie scenes:
The third Gravedigger: Josef Kradi (a.G.)
Kathi: Teodora Dan (a.G.)
Lorenz: Thomas Griesbacher (a.G.)
The Business Partner: Emilian Roşculescu (a.G.)
In other roles in movie scenes:
Eva Bancea (a.G.), David Dămăcuș (a.G.), Ema Diaconescu (a.G.), David Săracu (a.G.), Luca Săracu (a.G.), Antonia Șurianu (a.G.)
"The director should be credited for how he worked with the entire team of GSTT, leading them with conviction and accentuating the qualities of its members in short, rhythmic sequences, played rather laconically and supported by movement and gestures."
"[...] the synthetic setting of the always-inspired Stürmer gathers as in a magical torchlight the elements of a universe that is at times realistic, other times oneiric, or expressive and functional. Therefore, in the front stage puddle, as realistic as it gets, a sign of isolation, the corpse of a horse, which appears to be still breathing, or a TV set flickering, while the village madwoman wanders to her world of delusions, which blends with the images of the film on the background."