Skepsis Group was founded in 2002 at the University of Alba Iulia, Transylvania, Romania.
In 2006 we founded an N.G.O with the mission of developing and extending the social, culturally and artistically life of the community. We developed strong social partnerships with various institutions and NGO’s. We are now a main partner of the Municipality in implementing cultural and artistically programmes and projects.
The group developed and evolved by participating in intensive training sessions each year on Stanislawski’s system, the Brook perspective of acting, Ancient theatre and Commedia dell’Arte. Skepsis Group doesn’t aim to prove something, but to discover. Our performances are a challenge for us and for the public, a way to discover something essential about the human spirituality, about the experience of being linked to the others, to the community you live in.
The group has now a wide range of performances on different genres on its repertoire, from commedia dell arte, to classic, modern and absurd theatre. Original performances are created each year.
Every year we represent Alba Iulia and the local university at the main theatre festivals at national level and now we are building up an international reputation.
Since 2014 Skepsis group is considered an independent theatre company and has its own academy of acting for young people. We organize several cultural projects for the community – most notable is APOLLO – International Youth Theatre Festival, with the support of the Municipality and other cultural institutions and sponsors.
Based on an one-act play written by Eugene Ionesco, the father of absurd theatre, the performance follows the key features of the genre: the impossibility of language to express our deepest fears and desires, the alienation of the individual who fights with himself and with the ones around him in his quest to find understanding and some comfort in life.
A man client walks into a Pharmacy to find a cure for a strange condition he does not understand. He gets confused about his needs because he has to behave like a client. The desk lady is there to serve but her questions only make things harder to follow. The communication breaks down and the pressure is building up reaching a boiling point and the desk lady tries to find a cure for the strange illness of the client.
Will be performed in English!
Author: Eugene Ionesco / Director: Viorel Cioflica / Cast: The Client, The Apothecary