Horatiu Malaele presents...
Sunt un orb
- Monday, November 21, 2016 – 7:00PM
- Adult: $35.00
- Senior: $30.00
- Youth: $25.00
This show is brought to you by the Seattle-based American Romanian Cultural Society, in partnership with the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York.
Born out of the artist’s need and desire to share his favorite poems with his public, in his original interpretation, the show will add new layers of meaning to well-known Romanian texts from Nichita Stanescu, Emil Brumaru, George Toparceanu, Marin Sorescu, Spiridon Popescu or Adrian Paunescu. Alongside poetry, the artist will sprinkle his performance with music, theater and lots of improvisation.We invite you to experience a powerful performance full of subtleties, love, humor, contradictory feelings, hope and laughter. It is a show that, as the artist confesses, “is not only about me, but it’s about you, too.” This performance will be in Romanian.
Famous Romanian actor, director and cartoonist, Horatiu Malaele, was born in 1952, in Targu Jiu. He had his first art exhibit in 12th grade. In 1975, he graduated from the Institute of Theater and Cinema in Bucharest.
He began his professional acting career on the stage of the National Theater in Piatra Neamt. He then moved to Bucharest and has performed at legendary theaters such as the Nottara, Odeon, Bulandra, etc., where he has had many roles of great success. He started his career as a theater director with shows such as a Princely Feast by Theodor Mazilu, The Flea by Georges Faydeau, or Carlo against Carlo by Paul Ioachim, for which he won the Romanian Comedy Festival Prize, in 1994. He made his cinema debut in 1974, in The Hidden Mountain. He also directed movies such as The Hat (2004), Silent Wedding (2008) and Happy Funerals (2013). He had over 30 art exhibits and published an autobiographical book called Horatiu about Malaele, as well as Wanderings, a collection of short episodes, aphorisms, and memories.