Maxim Gorky: The lower depths

Hungarian Theatre of Cluj (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
November 24 20:00 - Horizons

Duration: 3h
In Hungarian with Romanian and English subtitles.
Available: 24 hours
Age recommendation: 12+

Hungarian translation: Annamária Radnai

Kostoloff: András Hatházi
Vassilisa: Imola Kézdi 
Natasha: Éva Imre 
Vaska Pepel: Gábor Viola 
Kleeshtsh: Loránd Farkas 
Anna: Júlia Laczó 
Nastya: Anikó Pethő 
Boobnoff: Sándor Keresztes 
The Baron: Ervin Szűcs 
Satine: Miklós Bács 
The Actor: Áron Dimény 
Luka: Zsolt Bogdán 
The Tartar: Péter Árus

Set and costume design: Dragoș Buhagiar
Dramaturg: András Visky
Director's and dramaturg's assistant: Noémi Vajna
Designer's assistant: Ioana Popescu
Correpetition: Zoltán Horváth
Stage manager: Réka Zongor

"In Gorky's playwriting canon The Lower Depths is the most inspired, contradictory, beautiful and relevant play. The play echoes the world we live in today, on social, political and cultural levels. Loneliness of the individual, loneliness of a social group, loneliness of a nation, a country, and the constant battle about what it means to be individual and what it means to be part of a society - are all present in it.
The Lower Depths paints the world at the limit of disappearance, at the limit of collapse. The characters are people who have no home, no families, no money, no means for existence, no jobs, no hope for the future, they are at the very end of the limit. They live in a world where God almost doesn't exist. So we ask ourselves, how far can humanity go before it ceases to exist?"

Yuri Kordonsky


National Theatre Festival (FNT), Bucharest (2017)
National Theatre Festival from Pécs, Hungary (2017)
International Theatre Festival from Sibiu (2017)


UNITER award for the Best Director for Yuri Kordonsky (2016).
Best light design - Yuri Kordonsky and Dragoș Buhagiar, National Theatre Festival, Pécs, Hungary, 2017.

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