Only During a Carnival
D’ale Carnavalului by: I.L. Caragiale
Translated by: Cristian Saileanu
Nick Bauble, barber and dentist, is an insatiable slum Don Juan. One girlfriend, Mimi, is not enough for him. He also wants, and gets, Didina. But this skirt chasing doesn’t come without quite a few problems. One problem is that both Mimi and Didina already have their steady sugar daddies in their lives. Another, bigger problem is that Didina’s steady man Jessop Panache is a violent man, who is now searching for Nick to… fix his wagon… And last, but not least, Mimi is a super-jealous lover and a revolutionary to boot, and has decided to pay Nick back for his infidelity by throwing a bottle of acid into his face.
And on top of it all, the carnival is coming, and all the characters above will put on their masks and their costumes and dance the night away …
Will our romantic barber find a way out of this labyrinth of problems? Leave it to the great puppet master, Ion Luca Caragiale, to weave a head-spinning web of intrigue…