Sistemul perfect - Craiova


- PREMIERE „The Perfect System"-

28 October 2024, 19:00

National Theatre "Marin Sorescu" Craiova

The play/comedy „The Perfect System" is an adaptation of „Le Système Ribadier", a delightful comedy in three acts by Georges Feydeau and Maurice Hennequin, first performed in November 1892. The main theme is a husband's scheme to escape the marital home by hypnotizing his wife.

Our late artist and director Ion Caramitru wanted to direct this play and, coincidentally, another director with Aromanian roots, Toma Enache, staged the work of Georges Feydeau, who is very well known in our country for another masterpiece „La puce à l'oreille – A Flea in Her Ear".

Georges Feydeau (1862 - 1921) was a French playwright from the period known as La Belle Époque, known for his farces and vaudevilles.

Cast :

Angèle – Monica Davidescu

Ribadier – Aurelian Temisan

Thommereux – Silviu Biris

Savinet (Sauvignion) – Ovidiu Cuncea

Gusman – Cosmin Vîjeu / Vasile Revnic

Sophie – Kira Hagi

Directed by — Toma Enache

The critic from the newspaper Le Figaro (from the time of its premiere in 1892), Henry Fouquier, considered the play „perhaps the most solidly constructed and with the most ingenious plot of all the plays Maurice Feydeau has given us" and that Feydeau wove a farce with comedy and fantasy. A comment from the same newspaper said: „We saw, from the beginning to the end of the evening, only bright faces, beautiful eyes wet with tears of joy, shoulders shaking with so much laughter, and many applauses".

After Feydeau's death in 1921, his plays suffered years of neglect until interest in them revived in the 1940s. Le Système Ribadier was restaged in 1963 in a production directed by Jacques François. The online magazine „Les Archives du Spectacle" notes that up to now, 15 different productions of the play have been performed in Paris and other cities in France, including a 2007 production at the Théâtre Montparnasse, which was filmed for television, and dozens of adaptations around the world.

Over time, the play has been adopted and successfully presented at the most successful theaters worldwide. First in Berlin in 1893. An English adaptation, „His Little Dodge" was presented in London in 1896, running for 81 performances. The same version played in New York the following year by Edward E. Rice's company. An adaptation called „Monsieur Ribadier's System" was offered to the American public in 1979, starring Roderick Cook as Ribadier. A 2009 version titled „Where There's a Will", was presented on a British tour directed by the renowned British director Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall, receiving very warm reviews. To date, the play has been successfully performed on all meridians of the world.

Rules for access:

- ATTENTION! To be able to watch the performances of your favorite artists, please respect the pandemic rules in force at the time of the concert!


- please consider the heavy traffic and limited parking spaces,

- after the start of the show ACCESS IS PROHIBITED, and the seats lose their validity,

- access for children under 7 years old is not permitted. Children over 7 years old must pay a full ticket price.


- Do not buy tickets from the website VIAGOGO. Here, tickets are sold at higher prices and it is NOT authorized to sell tickets for our shows. Those who purchase tickets FROM VIAGOGO assume all risks and will not have access to the theater.

- Access to the theater is granted by scanning the barcode on the printed ticket. If you do not print the ticket, you will not be able to enter the theater.

For additional details regarding the above event, please contact the organizing company:  OFFICE MARKETING EVENTS SRL,  VAT number 40529893, ILFOV

Acces general - 150,00 lei
Gray seats are occupied.
Strada Alexandru Ioan Cuza Nr.11
Sistemul perfect - Craiova, 28 October 2024
Teatrul National , Craiova
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