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The new GSTT premiere will take place in May. Rehearsals have started for The Son, by Florian Zeller, directed by Mădălin Hîncu

27 March 2024

Rehearsals have started at the German State Theatre for a new production - The Son by Florian Zeller, directed by Mădălin Hîncu. Sets and costumes are by Răzvan Bordoș.

The premiere will take place on 11 May 2024, starting at 7.30pm.

Florian Zeller, born in 1979, is one of France's best-known contemporary novelists and playwrights, with plays, performances, screenplays and films acclaimed and awarded worldwide. He gained international notoriety four years ago with the film "The Father", written and directed by him, based on his play of the same name. The lead roles were played by Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman. The film received over 200 nominations and awards worldwide, including two Academy Awards.

"The Son", the text staged at GSTT, is the final part of a trilogy about inter-family relationships marked by a major life crisis. While in "The Father" we deal with the devastating effects of Alzheimer's disease on an elderly man's relationship with his family, and in "The Mother" with the existential drama of a woman past middle age, "The Son" explores the devastating impact of depression among teenagers, while becoming a good means of analysing the generational discrepancies between parents and children.

It's been two years since Pierre and Anne's divorce. Pierre has a new wife, Sofia. Life seems to be moving forward for Pierre. But the news that his son from his first marriage, Nicolas, has been absent from school for three months is deeply disturbing to the man. What has happened to Nicolas? In an attempt to discover the cause of this behaviour, Pierre learns that Nicolas wants to move in with Pierre, Sofia and their newborn child. Excited by his son's request, the father welcomes him with open arms, but Nicolas' adjustment to his new reality raises many questions. Time passes and Nicolas' condition does not seem to improve. How long will this adolescent crisis last?

As the story unfolds, we discover that Nicolas' emotional problems are more complicated than they seem, and the source of these problems crystallises in the form of a response that is difficult for those closest to him to accept.

We look forward to the premiere!

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