Performances / Theater
HEART OF A CABINETMAKER: The Story of a Transylvania Saxon
Performance by: Sarah Brown
Teatrul Național „Radu Stanca” Sibiu

Sarah Brown is a playwright, an international solo-performer, and a creator of unique and groundbreaking site-specific shows that she has directed for theatre festivals in Israel, Turkey and Sibiu, Romania. Heart of a Carpenter premiered in FITS in 2023 at the Evangelical Church of Saint Mary and A Secret About Joy, about the Jews of 1927 Sibiu, premiered at the Grand Synagogue of Sibiu in FITS 2022. Sarah is also a songwriter, a three-time Fulbright Scholar recipient and a professor of performance at the University of Memphis, USA.

An adventure-romance about a 14th-century craftsman who transforms the lives of everyone he meets – including his own! Set in the Gothic Evangelical Church of Saint Mary, this emotional story with live music – about lost and found dreams – will make you laugh and cry and transport you to another time!

Written and Directed by: Sarah Brown
Musical direction and performance: Brita Falch Leutert 
Choir conductor: Brita Falch Leutert & Jurg Leutert with the participation of the Bach Choir 
Costumes: Anamaria Sut 
Translation: Cynthia Pinter 
Cast: Daniel Bucher, Johanna Adam, Ali Deac, Fabiola Petri, Daniel Plier, Patrick Imbrescu
The performance was produced in partnership with the Evangelical Cathedral in Sibiu.

Song Credits:
“Land Beyond the Forest” – text and melody by Sarah Brown, with musical arrangement by Brita Falch-Leutert
"Tea for Two" - composed by Vincent Youmans & lyrics by Irving Caesar
"There Sat A Small Wild Bird" anonymous creation, with musical arrangement by Brita Falch Leutert
"Rain Dance Song" - conceived for the play and words by Sarah Brown; composed and arranged for this production by Brita Falch Leutert

Performance in German, with translation into Romanian and English
Duration: 1h 30min
Date of premiere: 29.06.2023
Original title: Herz eines Schreiners: Die Geschichte eines Siebenbürger Sachsen
The Sibiu Season
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24 June, 21:00

Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral, "St. Maria"   
1h 30min