American Romanian Cultural Society presents...
- Monday, November 18, 2019 – 7:30PM
- All Seats: $45.00
Performed by one of Romania’s most prominent and prolific young actors, Freak Show brings to life characters depicting the tragi-comic transition from communism to democracy. Event in Romanian.
Freak Show, written, directed and performed by Florin Piersic Jr, is a dynamic tour de force that keeps the audience with bated breath for almost two hours. Florin Piersic Jr plays 13 characters (a fake billionaire, worker, banker, retiree, TV producer, professor, beggar, among others). You will watch a versatile actor who continuously changes parts in a hallucinatory chain of transformations.
Florin Piersic jr. graduated the National Drama and Film University in Bucharest in 1991. During his collaboration with the Small Theatre/Teatrul Mic, he played in Meeting again/Regăsire, The Sentenced Arthur/Artur Osânditul, Zoo Story, Mandrake/Mătrăguna, Heros’ Comedy/Comedia erorilor, Key West, The Kids of a Smaller God/Copiii unui Dumnezeu mai mic.
Since 2000, he has translated and directed plays and films as an independent artist. He directed and performed in Dice and Books/Zaruri și cărţi, Say It’s Ok/Zi că-i bine, Opposites Attract, Tom and Jerry, and performed in films such as Fix Alert, Eminescu versus Eminem and Killing Time, for which he wrote the scripts. One of the turning points in his career was the prize for the best actor in 2002 that he received at the UNITER Gala for the part in the one-man-show Sex Drugs Rock and Roll. On the big screen, he played in several Romanian films such as Gruber’s Journey and The Escape/QED and in the international productions: Comrade Detective, Charlie Countryman, Youth without Youth, and Bibliothèque Pascal. In TV shows, he had the leading role in the series At ER. In 2015, Florin Piersic Jr was awarded another distinction for the Best Film Actor at the Gopo Gala (Romania’s Oscars) for his interpretation in The Escape.In 2017, he toured with the show 1000 Reasons by Duncan MacMillan, another one-man-show directed by Horia Suru.
Piersic jr is also a successful writer: his novel Romantic Porno (2011) and his short story volumes titled Terrible Works, volume one/Opere Cumplite, volumul unu (2009) and Terrible Works volume two/Opere Cumplite, volumul doi (2015) were published by the prestigious Romanian press Humanitas, Bucharest. In 2018, Florin Piersic Jr wrote, directed, and performed in the feature film Nothing about Love / Nimic despre dragoste.