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Georgeta Luchian

Honorary member of the "Marin Sorescu" National Theater (2004)

Born in Brăila (September 6, 1934), Georgeta Luchian (surname, Loch), graduated from the Theater Institute in 1963, class of professor Ion Șahighian, assistants David Esrig and Călin Florian. She wanted to be a journalist, but the theater won her one of the best actresses, whose artistic nobility has been enjoyed by generations of Craiova spectators and beyond. He made his debut at the Craiova National as Fanchette, in the performance "The Marriage of Figaro" by Beaumarchais (1963). Charm, tenderness, generosity, that's how she was characterized in the years to come, when she was cast in complex female roles: Maria Lothundiaz (The Jack of Cups by H. de Balzac), Cinderella (The Golden Slipper by E. Lițu), Dona Anna (The Peasant from Getafe by Lope de Vega), Cellia (Volpone by Ben Johnson), Dona Angela (The Invisible Lady by Calderon de la Barca), Păuna (A Milestone by Ion D. Sîrbu), Ara (The Ark of Good Hope by Ion D. Sîrbu), Clarice (Servant to two masters by Goldoni), Sanda Augustin (Amurgul acella violet by Ion D. Sîrbu), Marion (Marion Delorme by V. Hugo), Miss Nastasia (Miss Nastasia by G. M. Zamfirescu), Nora (Nora by H. Ibsen), Viorica (Little Hell by Mircea Ștefănescu), etc. He played in shows directed by Georgeta Tomescu, Ion Maximilian, Valentina Balogh, Cătălina Buzoianu, Petre Sava-Băleanu, Călin Florian, Riszard Sobolewski, Cristian Hadji-Culea, Daniela Peleanu, Mircea Cornișteanu, Mihai Manolescu, Silviu Purcărete.

In the show "Micul infern" she played with her husband, the artist Tudor Gheorghe, with whom she was together for 56 years. Tudor Gheorghe once declared: "They were beautiful years, spent next to the woman who took care of me, loved me and supports me."

In November 2013, the National Theater celebrated her 50 years spent on the stage she loved, together with her fellow theater artists Leni Pințea-Homeag, Emil Boroghină, Valeriu Dogaru. In a last memorable show, she played the role of Alice Voinescu, the well-known intellectual from the interwar period, in the show "Alice doesn't know how to die", adapted by Gheorghe Truță from the writer's diary, directed by Mircea Cornișteanu. She is the author of the volume of poems, "Uneori femmes surâd" (Ed. Scrisul romanesc, 2011). At the launch of the book she stated: "I was asked why women sometimes smile. And I answered: because they cry too much, every day, for all the pains of the world, not only for their own. But, ladies and gentlemen, because it's our day, I wish you to smile more, even when your heart hurts... Because a smile is a balm."

He is an honorary citizen of the Municipality of Craiova (2018).

"I loved almost all the roles. I say "almost", because there were also some roles that were imposed, but which we had to do. Otherwise, I had big and small roles. I liked them all! With a small role, if you can pull it off, you can be more successful than a big role. It happened to me... And I had great satisfaction. Top roles? I do not know what to say. As I said before, I also played "Cinderella", and "The Invisible Lady", and "Miss Nastasia", and "Marion Delorme", and "Alice" (from "Alice does not know how to die"), and many, many others. Each role, each piece - another story, another fate...".

Georgeta Luchian Tudor, "No, I don't regret anything!", interview conducted by Ion Jianu, "Gazeta de Sud", November 9, 2013

"Georgeta Luchian (Barbara) proves that, beyond the experience that speaks for itself, there is passion to which is added the refinement of the game and the personal charm of the artist."

Iolanda Mănescu, „Meridian”, 1991