The papers report that enamoured with theatre and frustrated that in their town, Alexandria, southern Romania, there is not theatre house and no cinema hall, a group of local teens, aged between 16 and 19, decided four years ago to organise a festival for young theatre companies from around the country. This, they say, is the story of the Ideo Ideis National Young Drama Festival, directed by actor Marcel Iures, under the aegis of famous soprano singer Angela Gheorghiu.
The story of the young people of Alexandria in love with theatre has reached the ears of Jeremy Irons, via Gheorghiu. Irons congratulated the young people for their involvement in the creation of the Ideo Ideis National Young Drama Festival, saying he is sorry to not be able to attend the festival, and adding that they are in good hands with Angela Gheorghiu, who he calls one of the world’s best opera singers. Irons also send good luck to the young people of Alexandria.