A one woman play by the Romanian actress and stage director Liana Ceterchi about the life of Romanian Pricess Ileana. The play is subtitled in English.
Part of the American tour of the play "Ileana, Princess of Romania" depicting the life of Princess Ileana, her forced exile, and her finding peace as a nun in an orthodox monastery she founded in Pennsylvania.
Princess Ileana was born into the Romanian royal family in Bucharest. She was the youngest daughter of King Ferdinand I of Romania and Queen Marie of Romania. She was the great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria of England and Tsar Alexander II of Russia. She founded the first Girl Guide Movement in Romania, and later organized Girl Reserves of the Red Cross, and the first school of Social Work in Romania.
Ileana was forced into exile by the newly installed communist government after WWII. She lived briefly with her family, husband Archduke Anton of Austria and their six children in Newton MA. She later retreated into monastic life taking the name of Mother Alexandra, first at an Orthodox Monastery in France, and later founded the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, the first English language Orthodox Monastery in North America.
The play is based on her autobiography "I Live Again".
Wednesday, July 24