Martha, Marina / Poissons et petits pois / Martha, Marina / Peste cu Mazare
Author: Ana-Maria Bamberger
Warm-hearted & uplifting play about a mother trying to prevent her adult daughter's life from going down the same hill. -> French / -> German
2 F, 1 set
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.
2015 Paris, SACD (Sociéte des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques, lecture)
2008 Maifest Festival Cluj Romania
"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)
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)
International: Magus Theatre Productions
Germany: Felix Bloch Erben/Desch Theaterverlag