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„Regele nu moare”: A Photo Album Dedicated to Victor Rebengiuc and Mariana Mihuț

The photo album “Regele nu moare“, dedicated to the actors Victor Rebengiuc and Mariana Mihuț, will be officially launched on the 10th of May 2024.

Created by Florin Ghioca, the official photographer of the National Theatre in Bucharest, the album offers a unique perspective on the emotion and exceptional talent of the actors in the play “Exit the King” by Eugen Ionesco, directed by Andrei and Andreea Grosu. “Regele nu moare” is the first photo album dedicated to a NTB performance, featuring actors Mariana Mihuț, Victor Rebengiuc, Ana Ciontea, Florentina Țilea, Richard Bovnoczki and Șerban Pavlu.

The 208 pages contain photographs from the world of the play, which has been running at the National Theatre in Bucharest since 2017, from the first rehearsal to the 50th performance, passing through special moments over the seven years. Over 300 unpublished images from behind the scenes, from tours and rehearsals, from anniversaries and from the pandemic are presented in the album “Regele nu moare”, which is produced by Vremea Publishing House, with the support of the NTB and the Association “I Love Community”.

In the pages of the volume there are numerous surprises for readers, in the form of QR codes that, once scanned with a mobile phone, present video material from behind the scenes of the play that is still playing in the “Ion Caramitru” Hall of the National Theatre in Bucharest. Also, fragments of reviews written by numerous critics, journalists and cultural bloggers are found in the photo album, which was printed in premium conditions.

This is “a small token of gratitude from the author of the photographs to Victor Rebengiuc and Mariana Mihuț”, but also an exhaustive, emotional and intimate look into the “life” of a legendary play, the last in which the famous couple of actors can be seen on the same stage.

The collector’s album, which should not be missing from the library of any theatre enthusiast, was made possible with the support of partners Aqua Carpatica, Domeniile Sâmburești and Banca Transilvania. “Regele nu moare” is available for pre-order at a special price on the website and will soon have an official launch at the National Theatre in Bucharest.