The Digital Stage, the online theatre-film platform of the "Radu Stanca" National Theatre of Sibiu (TNRS), offers subscribers, in May, an exceptional creation by director Silviu Purcărete, created at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre. The new international show on the Digital Stage is "A Midsummer Night's Dream", by William Shakespeare in a superb, dynamic adaptation signed by Hideki Noda, in the directorial vision of Silviu Purcărete. The premiere of the month is the performance "The Marriage Proposal", directed by Robert Raponj, starring Ofelia Popii, Pali Vecsei, and Adrian Matioc.
For May 2022, the monthly subscription also includes the performances „Two on a Swing”, „Cion: Requiem of Ravel's Bolero”, „Tattoo”, „What the Day Owes to the Night”, „Dance Master”, „Three Sisters”, „Gulliver’s Travels”, „The Iranian Conference”.

The Digital Stage video-on-demand platform, awarded with the UNITER special award, can be viewed on a subscription or individual ticket basis. Details regarding tickets and subscriptions are available on the website

More details about the new performances:

By: Hideki Noda
Adapted from: William Shakespeare
Translation: Yuushi Odashima
Director: Silviu Purcărete
Scenography, lighting design and costumes: Dragoș Buhagiar
Music: Vasile Șirli
Video design: Andras Rancz
Romanian and English translation: Mihaela Iușan
Synchronizing: Mălina Popa
Starring: Anne Suzuki, Kie Kitano, Masaki Kaji, Hiroshi Yazaki, Tomohiko Imai, Ryo Kato, Tomoharu Hasegawa, Takashi Yamanaka, Yamato Kochi, Yuichi Tsuchiya, Manabu Hamada, Sakurako Moteki, Kotaro Yagi, Tomohiro Yoshida, Kenji Anan, Shinji Asakura, Toru Tezuka, Haruhiko Jo

Performance presented in Japanese, with Romanian and English translation.

"People don't fall in love with people.
The stars, the moon, the sun...
we fall in love with words disguised as stones."

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" by Shakespeare, in a superb adaptation full of dynamism authored by Hideki Noda, in the directorial vision of the Romanian master, Silviu Purcărete. The Romanian and the Japanese genius are finally reunited under the sign of friendship!

DIRECTOR: Robert Raponja
SCENOGRAPHY: Carmencita Brojboiu
STARRING: Ofelia Popii, Pali Vecsei, Adrian Matioc

Natalia Stepanova knows the tortuous road to marriage when her suitor, Lomov – a hypochondriac and suspicious character – conjures up the courage to propose. Instead of the bond between them developing into harmonious love, tension grows between the two, culminating in a real scandal, due to the fact that they are always in contradictory positions. Their quarrels, in fact, produce mental and physical suffering: Lomov's heartbeat is more alert, he feels as if his legs are no longer supporting him, his eyes are twitching; Natalia suffers from panic attacks.

Courtship becomes a war of characters, and the absurdity of relationships outlines both the need for relating to others and the need for love, both of which are vital for mankind.