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from San Francisco to Frankfurt

"unique and refreshing", "fascinating and inspiring", "wow, really
good", "more personality than Dracula", "highly refined black humor",
"genuine, charming, and hilarious"

On the heels of critically acclaimed runs in San Francisco, New
York, Bucharest, and Los Angeles, Internationales Theater Frankfurt
presents the Germany premiere of:

A Transylvanian in Silicon Valley
Created and Performed by Silvian Centiu

Described as "One man's picaresque journey from Transylvanian
terror to Silicon Valley success" this biting comedy is based on
Centiu's life: his fight against Ceausescu's dictatorship in
Romania, his dangerous escape and trek through four Eastern European
countries, his homeless life in the streets of Vienna scouring
trashcans for empty bottles, and ultimately his upper management
ascend in the USA with leading technology companies such as Oracle
and Sony.

After being a key contributor to the "Oracle 8 Database", the
product that made Oracle the second largest software company in the
world, Centiu left his Director position at Oracle in February 2005
to embrace a career in entertainment. As Jonathan Kiefer writes in
the San Francisco Magazine: "In a place that's big on
self-creation myths, it's refreshing to recall what `self-made man'
really means."

"It's not that others haven't found the time to assassinate
repressive dictators or taken an evening to transport blood by
moonlight to Transylvania or been shot at while escaping across the
Romanian border or found the fortitude to trek through Serbia,
Bosnia, Croatia and Slovenia while eating only chocolate or lived
under a bridge in Vienna, surviving on 30 cents a day or decided to
learn English by endlessly questioning defendants awaiting trial in
courthouses. It's that Silvian Centiu emerged from these ordeals
with a comedy." writes Bruce Pachtman, author of another San
Francisco hit, "Don't Make Me Look Too Psychotic".

The spirit of this inspiring success story, which endorses the
reality of the American Dream, has been appropriately summarized by
Elizabeth Jardina in the San Mateo Times: "surprisingly funny,
especially for someone who has lived several lifetimes worth of
heartache and danger" and prompted Josephine Cashman of
nytheatre.com to write: "Centiu tells a riveting and passionate
tale ... His stories are funny and heartfelt ... Frank Capra would
be proud."

Whether you come for laughs or inspiration, don't miss the show!

Date: Saturday, July 2nd at 8:00 PM

Location: Internationales Theater Frankfurt,
Hanauer Landstrasse 5-7,
60314 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Box Office Number: (069) 499-0980 / (069) 493-0503
Ticket Price: €15 regular / €12 discounted

For more information go to http://www.atransylvanian.com


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