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German State Theatre Timișoara

Nadirs

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.

Premiere: September 29, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Duration: 01:45

Cast

The Narrator
Isa Berger
Eszter Tompa

The Narrator as a Kid
Mara Bugarin

The Mother
Ioana Iacob

The Father
Radu Vulpe

The Grandmother
Ida Jarcsek-Gaza

The Grandfather
Franz Kattesch

The Aunt
Enikő Blénessy

Käthe
Daniela Török

The Great-Grandmother / A Neighbor
Anne-Marie Waldeck

The Great-Grandfather / A Neighbor
Paul Cebzan

The Shadow Man / The Man with the Matchbox
Harald Weisz

A Girl with braids
Silvia Török

A Witch
Tatiana Sessler-Toami

Toni / The first Gravedigger
Horia Săvescu

The Veterinary / The Organ Treadler/ The Postman / The second Gravedigger
Rareș Hontzu

The Pastor / The soldier
Boris Gaza

Wendel
Aljoscha Cobeţ

Heini
Niko Becker

The Teacher / A Neighbor
Isolde Cobeţ

A Bathing Whore
Olga Török

The Neighbors
Dana Borteanu
Ioana Bugarin
Oana Vidoni

Stage orchestra:
 Darko Acimov– Drums
Robert Kiss – Clarinet
Aurel Pişleagă – Accordion
Emil Zău – Trumpet
Cornel Adam – Tuba
 
Appearances in movie scenes:
 A Dancer: Iosif Csorba
The third Gravedigger: Josef Kradi
Kathi: Teodora Dan
Lorenz: Thomas Griesbacher
The Business Partner: Emilian Roşculescu
The Concierge: Ion Cristea
A Neighbor: Anna Helmbeck
The Tram Driver: Gheorghe Pandelea
 
In other roles in movie scenes:
Isa Berger, Florina Birta, Paul Cebzan, Milana Gyorits, Richard Hladik, Seline Matei, Daniela Tulai-Depner, Oana Vidoni.

Stage direction
Niky Wolcz

Stage & Light-Design
Helmut Stürmer

Costumes
Zsolt Fehérvári

Film direction
Bogdan George Apetri


Assistant director and children care
Isolde Cobeţ

With participation
Ulla Wolcz

Assistant set decorator
Zsolt Fehérvári

Costume assistant
Dana Borteanu

Choreographic advice
Tiberiu Palikucsan

Choreographic and ethnographic advice
Edith Singer

Dramaturgy
Valerie Seufert

Corepetition
Valentina Peetz

Technical direction
Laurence Rippel
Costinel Stănescu

Make-up
Sânziana Creţu

Prompter
Vali Velimirovici

Make-up
Lucia Preda

Press excerpts

Trailer

Photos

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