Al. I. Vvedenski:  Christmas at the IvanovsAl. I. Vvedenski:  Christmas at the Ivanovs

Christmas at the Ivanovs bears the stylistic characteristics of the avant-garde, the absurd, the grotesque, social satire, and horror drama. The structure of the play is episodic, a chain of loose scenes lacking any causality or logical coherence.

The title of the play suggests that we are about to see an intimate story. However, at the centre of the drama is a brutal, horrifying murder. On the evening before Christmas, while the Puzirjov parents are at the theatre watching a ballet, the nanny bathes their child. Sonja Ostrova, the 32 year old girl, talks back to her nanny who, in her fury, beheads the child with an axe. The police arrestthe nanny. The parents, returning home, panic and then make love. Despite the tragic events, the parents decide that the Puzirjov family will celebrate Christmas. Some woodcutters are cutting fir trees in the forest and they take one to the Puzirjovs. At first, the nanny is put into an asylum, but the doctor declares her healthy, so she has to appear in court. During the judicial process the judges die, one after the other. Finally, we see Christmas Eve at the Puzirjovs, where all the members of the family die during the course of the evening.
Asociatia Parinte inFloresti with the support of Cora Hipermarket, EBS Romania, Japanese Art and Culture Center, Nobori restaurant, Pacha Tour travel agency and Romanian Society of Yumeiho® represented by Sandra Ladar, Yumeiho therapist, welcomes you to a Japanese cultural evening on January 17, starting at 4pm .

Event participants will have the opportunity:
- To watch a presentation of Japan, made by Pacha Tour
- To paint themed plaster figurines, under the guidance of Codruta Moldovan
- To admire a traditional costume of japanese geisha and japanese fans
- To discuss about Yumeiho japanese massage with Sandra Ladar, Yumeiho therapist in Cluj-Napoca.

Special moments during the event:
16.30 – in the commercial gallery: martial arts demonstration, made by children training with Mrs. Magdalena Teir
17.00 – in the commercial gallery in front of Hiperica: origami workshop held with the support of Mrs. Andreea Mihis, from the Center for Japanese Art and Culture
18.00 - in the food preparation area, inside the hypermarket: sushi cooking demonstration followed by tasting activities carried out with the support Nobori restaurant and Cora.

Attendance is free. For the origami workshop, registration is recommended by email at

We will be waiting for you to spend an exotic, educational and fun afternoon!