The EXCELSIOR theater was founded on April 1, 1990, immediately after the 1989 Revolution. It was created as a theater for children and youth, and its birth certificate was signed by the then Minister of Culture, philosopher and writer Andrei Pleşu. I know that my merit was not that the theater was set up. It was, in the first place, the merit of Master Ion Lucian and it was the merit of the circumstances. I was the Minister of Culture at a time when no one was in charge of culture and I did what I wanted … , Andrei Pleşu said on April 1, 2015, at the 25th anniversary of the Excelsior Theater.