Theatre creation workshop

The "Radu Stanca" National Theatre Sibiu (TNRS) inaugurates a new performance space this weekend with the premiere of Lot Vekemans' show, "Her Sister", a one-woman show by Cristina Ragos, directed by Hunor Horváth. Theatre lovers are invited to enjoy the new production on 11 and 12 February at 17:00 at the HABITUS Cultural Centre.
"With this premiere, which was born at the HABITUS Cultural Centre, we inaugurate a new stage of the TNRS! A space in which the public has had, over the years, the joy of watching numerous reading performances, but also a space where the great success of TNRS, the show Mother, was born. A Laboratory of theatrical creation. There are enough reasons not to miss this exciting experience, all the more so as only 30 seats are available for each performance", said Constantin CHIRIAC, General Manager of TNRS and President of the Sibiu International Theatre Festival. "Her Sister, a story that seems insignificant, but with a shocking impact, with which I identified from the first reading, as if it were an x-ray of my own experiences. Her sister, Ismena, a wandering and haunted soul, whom I so desperately wanted to somehow save, to free, by telling her story and thus... interpreting it. In fact... to save Cristina Ragos, to save myself. Yes, I wanted to be her hero and to be my own hero!" actress Cristina Ragos says.
The story of Antigone and her tragic fate in the struggle to assert her own beliefs is well known. But too few know the story of her sister Ismena - who, trying to avoid the curse that decimated her family, is left alone to mourn the death of her loved ones. In a disarming confession, Ismena comes forward to tell her side of the story. Ismena, that is, her sister, who survives to see how all her happiness is nothing but a farce at the hands of the gods. With tenderness and sincerity, Cristina Ragos offers us a sensitive one-woman show about pain and healing, about loss and hope, but also about the fragility of a world that, in the face of the thirst for power, loses its own humanity.
Tickets are available online at and at the Sibiu Theatre Agency, 17 Nicolae Balcescu Street.