[…] People who, under the eye of young director, Alex Mihail, who is also the translator of the play, revealed an extremely emotionally charged Dresser. The first option, and a very inspired one, was the choice for the couple Sir (Mihai Sorin Vasilescu) and Norman (Pavel Barsan). [...]
[...] at his first collaboration with the Constanta State Theatre, young director Alexandru Mihail has thrown himself in the maelstrom of a project with much deeper emotional implications then the sheer ambition to deal with such a complex text as The Dresser. […] After being captured by the spell of television, Alex has chosen to return to theatre because it is a definite space, filled with particular emotions and feelings that don’t lose their value the next morning. Since childhood, his mother has cultivated his passion for theatre and since, imperceptible, from a passionate spectator, he has become a passionate director. A personal faith is what transpires from Alex Mihail’s production of The Dresser, where he shows the audience not juts another play about theatre, or Lear, or war, not even about Shakespeare, who is so often mentioned, but the story of two people who save themselves through illusion and theatre. [...]
[…] There is, in this production, an even more sophisticated mise en abyme (placing into infinity – a heraldic technique in which in the center of a coat of arms is placed a miniature copy of the same coat of arms, and in the center of the copy another miniature copy and so forth); […] Apart from the theatre within theatre, the stage within the stage, we get the dresser playing the part of Sir and Sir playing the part of Lear.