The Fiddler on the Roof, one of the most successful performances of the Csíki Játékszín Theatre from Miercurea Ciuc is coming to Sfântu Gheorghe. The world-famous musical by Sheldon Harnick – Jerry Bock – Joseph Stein was directed by Erwin Şimşensohn, director of the Constanta State Theatre and the guest performances will take place on 7th and 8th November at the Tamási Áron Theatre.
The Fiddler on the Roof, which premiered on Broadway at the Imperial Theater in New York in 1964, is one of the most outstanding plays of the musical genre and has been a constant presence on stages around the world since its premiere. Joseph Stein wrote a stage adaptation of Sholem Aleichem’s short story “Tevye, the Milkman”, which was turned into a musical with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. It was first performed on the European stage in Amsterdam in 1966, before being performed to great acclaim in London and Tokyo. Its first performance in Hungarian was in 1973 at the Budapest Operetta Theatre, directed by László Vámos and starring Ferenc Bessenyei.
The story is set in 1905 in the Russian Empire. The protagonist is Tevye, a father of five who holds on to Jewish traditions but does his best to steer his family’s life in the right direction in the face of the new challenges of the times. He fights his battles primarily with his own daughters, who want to marry for love: the eldest would marry a poor tailor even though her father has promised her to a rich butcher, the second would marry a Marxist from Kiev, and the third would marry a Russian boy. However, in addition to the generational differences and family problems, the play also deals with another issue: the local Jewish community is facing growing anti-Semitism. The Fiddler on the Roof is a tragicomic and moving tale of the struggle between the crisis of tradition and the challenges of the twentieth century, of the “desire to renew by preserving”, a tale that has remained unchanged for decades.
In the main roles of the production, the audience can see Szilárd Kányádi, Ágnès Márdirosz, Zsuzsa Tatár, Jess Tóth, Aliz Balázs-Bécsi, Dorka Xántus, Panna Bartalis, Gellért Nagy, Attila Kozma, Attila Bilibók, Enikő Szabó and András Ernő Lőrincz.
Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office in Sfântu Gheorghe or on biletmaster.ro. The ticket office is open from Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For further information, please call 0267-312-104 or 0728-083-336.