In Hungarian with Romanian and English subtitles.
Available until: 20 Nov., 12 pm
Age recommendation: 12+
András Zsolt Bandi
Emília Borbély B.
Zsolt Imre Mátyás
András Csaba Molnos
Eszter Nikolett Tóth
Directed by SILVIU PURCĂRETE
Set and costume design: Dragoș Buhagiar
Music: Vasile Șirli
Dramaturg: András Visky
Text version by Silviu Purcărete and András Visky
Director's assistant: Ilir Dragovoja
Composer's assistant: Enikő Éder
Sound engineer: Bayer Sebastian
Stage manager: Éva Kertész
Lights: Zoltán Gidó
Prompter: Marika Czumbil
"Even if we don't see him on the stage in Silviu Purcărete's vision, the Child is always present: we can hear his voice, see his clearface shining in the deep layers of every scene, his frailness and constant danger give meaning to our desire to get to know ourselvesbetter. This is an exceptional theatric laboratory, where the need for precision is not originated in the superiority of the judgementmakers,but only in love, compassion, and the joy of closeness and togetherness. Purcărete's unique humour, his legendary kindnessand modesty bring The Tragedy of Man to unexpected ties: Madách's great poem of the 19th century, difficult at a first glance, becomesalive and accessible, while his abstract philosophy-theology is truly vital. Purcărete reaches out to the great classic, he starts a profounddialogue and invites him as a guest in our age, full of contradictions, fear, anxiety, a time which is burdened more precisely by the fact thatdespair is no longer hidden."
Silviu Purcărete was born in Bucharest, in 1950. He graduated from the Institute of Theatre and Cinematography of Bucharest. He worked at Piatra Neamţ, Constanţa, Bucharest, and since 1988, at the National Theatre of Craiova. In 2007, he directed J.W. Goethe's Faust at the Radu Stanca National Theatre of Sibiu, a performance that was remarkably successful at the 2009 edition of the Edinburgh Festival.
He has worked in theaters located in England, Austria, France,Norway, Portugal, Hungary, as well as at the Bonn, Cardiff, Vienna,Essen Opera Houses. In 1996, he became the director of the LimogesNational Dramatic Center, where he produced several performancesand where he created a school for young actors. He was named Commander in the Order of the Star of Romania, and was awarded the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, in France. He won the Hamada Foundation's Critics' Award and the Award for Artistic Excellence at the Edinburgh International Festival (1991), the Best Foreign Performance Award at the Montreal Festival of the Americas(1993), the Peter Brook Golden Globe Award for Best theatre direction(1995), the Critics' Award at the Dublin Theatre Festival (1996), the Special Prize of the Jury at the International Shakespeare Festival in Gdansk (2006), the UNITER Award for Best Direction (1993 and 2005), and the UNITER Award for Excellence (1997 and 2010 – alongside the team with whom he collaborated for Faust at the Radu Stanca National Theatre of Sibiu).