MARTHA, MARINA

Martha, Marina / Poissons et petits pois / Martha, Marina / Peste cu Mazare

 

Author: Ana-Maria Bamberger

 

Synopsis

Warm-hearted & uplifting play about a mother trying to prevent her adult daughter's life from going down the same hill. -> French / -> German

Drama/comedy

75 min

2 F, 1 set

 

Production history:

The original production, starring Romanias greatest actress, legendary Olga Tudorache, was a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning sell-out hit for 10 years in Bucharest and on national & international tours; successful productions followed in Romania, Germany & France. 
The play (French title: Poisson et Petits Pois), starring Marie-Hélène Lentini, recently was a hit in France, with a sell-out run & rave reviews at the Avignon 2016 and 2017 festivals as well as in the Théâtre Le Funambule Montmartre in Paris in 2018 and 2019.

Productions/Stagings:

2019 Paris, Théâtre Le Funambule Montmartre

2018 Paris, Théâtre Le Funambule Montmartre

2017, Paris, Théâtre Le Beffroi Montrouge

2017 Avignon, Théâtre La Luna

2017, France, Tournée

2016 Avignon, Théâtre La Luna

2015 Paris, SACD (Sociéte des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques, lecture)

2013 Bucharest, Metropolis Theatre

2012 Bucharest, Metropolis Theatre

2011 New York, Davenport Studio Broadway

2011 Bucharest, Metropolis Theatre

2011 National Tours Romania (Metropolis Theatre)

2010 Bucharest, Metropolis Theatre

2010 National Tours Romania (Metropolis Theatre)

2009 Bucharest, Metropolis Theatre

2009 Bucharest, Nottara Theatre (Tour Davila Theatre)

2008 Romania, Pitesti, Davila Theatre

2008 Maifest Festival Cluj Romania

2008 Bucharest, Metropolis Theatre

2007 Bucharest, Metropolis Theatre

2006 Germany, Düsseldorf (Tour Theatrum Mundi)

2006 Bucharest, Theatrum Mundi

2005 Bucharest, Theatrum Mundi

2004 Bucharest, Theatrum Mundi (Official World Premiere)

2004 Toronto, Tournee Karma Productions (Tour)

 

Press:

"This play makes you feel good, it makes you smile, it makes you laugh. Our opinion: we adore it!" (La Provence, France)

"Ana-Maria Bamberger has written a universal play. A female duo that works marvelously!" (La Marseillaise, France)

"Touching and funny at the same time - feels really good!" (Vaucluse Matin, France)

"A success beyond any doubt - both regarding the writing and the interpretation. The play not to miss this year at the Festival." (Tous les théâtres, France)

"There is a lot of truth in this play. It is a tender and subtle play, and above all it makes you smile. Marie-Hélène Lentini is stunning as the sarcastic mother." (Publikart, France)

"Sensitive and funny...This play goes right to your heart." (L'Oeil d'Olivier, France)

"Impressive!" (Time Out Bucharest)

"A profound seriousness visible behind biting sarcasm" (Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich)

"Deep knowledge of the female soul - endless applause" (Financial Weeks Bucharest)

"Cutting and funny" (Cotidian, Bucharest)

"Moving" (Deutsche Welle, Kultur)

"A remarkable success" (Formula As, Bucharest)

 

Awards:

National Award, "Elvira Godeanu" Festival for Olga Tudorache in "Martha Marina"

UNITER Excellency Award (highest Award in Romanian Theatre): Olga Tudorache - starring in: "November", "Martha, Marina", "The Portrait of Donna T."

Excellency Award - Theatre ("Bucharest Celebrities Gala") for Olga Tudorache - starring in: "November", "Martha, Marina", "The Portrait of Donna T."

VedeTeatru Festival Buzau Romania, Special Award

International Festival Davila Interfest Studiotheater, Special Award of the Jury

No. 1 in the Bucharest TheatreTOP (Q Magazine)

 

Representation:

International: Magus Theatre Productions

Germany: Felix Bloch Erben/Desch Theaterverlag

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