A Sense Of Delicacy
Notes from the Journal of a Quick-Tempered Man
by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
A one-man show with Mihai Arsene as Nikolay Andreich
Directed and Designed by Veronica Lazar. Produced by AVAnti Productions
16 March 2009 at 20.00 (doors open at 19.30)
Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX
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‘A Sense of Delicacy’ can be seen as the story of Everyman. The first dramatization of one of Chekhov’s best comic stories written when he was still a young man, this is one of those countless holiday stories in which bachelor men are placed in very uncomfortable and delicate situations.
Mihai’s most recent stage appearance was at the Edric Hall Theatre of the London South Bank University on 29 January 2009, in a play reading of ‘Bucharest Underground’ by Saviana Stanescu and Toma Enache, which was supported by the Ratiu Foundation / Romanian Cultural Centre in London.
‘A Sense of Delicacy’ is also supported by The Romanian Cultural Centre in London.
Ramona Mitrica, Director of the Romanian Cultural Centre in London, has said that she believes this project is a great artistic initiative and deserves encouragement.
She went on to say: “We are so glad to see that there are Romanian actors living and working in the UK. Mihai Arsene has a great ability to delve into the world of the characters he inhabits, as witnessed by the audience in the sold-out production at the Edric Hall Theatre last month. Now, ‘A Sense of Delicacy’ comes to the West End. We are delighted to support this project and are looking forward to many other such initiatives”.
Actor Mihai Arsene was born in Pitesti, Romania. He studied Performing Arts at the University of Craiova, where he graduated in 2001. Just before graduation, he was awarded The Best Actor Award for the role Mr. Bogoiu in “The Holiday Game” by Mihail Sebastian, which was part of the Student Actor Festival in Iasi, Romania.
Shortly after graduating his performance in Mangalia, Romania, as The Teacher in “The Lesson” by Eugene Ionesco (another one-man show) earned him a Participating Internship at the International Festival of Avignon, as part of The “HOP” Young Actor’s Gala.
Mihai then joined the National Theatre of Craiova. With 15 years of experience as a stage actor, Mihai Arsene now lives in England, where he hopes to continue a successful artistic career.
Director Veronica Lazar was born in Rimnicu Valcea, Romania. She started a career in education, but very soon it became clear to her that her passion lay somewhere else: in the theatre. She worked in Romania as Assistant Artistic Director to the late Vlad Mugur, assisting him on his last four productions. In 2001, after his sudden death, she continued to work on his production of ‘Hamlet’ at the National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca and the Opening Night proceeded as scheduled.
She is making her debut in the West End as the Producer, Director and Designer of ‘A Sense of Delicacy’.