What does “Casa mare” mean? You’d think that the playwright Iona Drutse could have given his play a clearer name, that the theatre could have thought about its audience and box-office takings and given the show a different name, more comprehensible, something like “History of A Love”… But the playwright and the theatre were, for some reason, unshakeable. No, they would have said, those words are dear to us, and please let them be.
For “Casa mare” is a specific room in a Moldovan house, which has been tidied up and looked after like a child for years by the lady of the house. Here the holidays are merely coped with, and guests always feel that they’ve been expected. “Casa Mare” is, most likely, a hope for a great happiness, for joy, for love, for that kind of hope is always alive in a person’s soul.