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Georg Büchner

WOYZECK 16

WOYZECK

National Theatre, Budapest

Director: Attila Vidnyánszky Jr.

At the MITEM performed in Hungarian with simultaneous interpretation in English.

2 hours, without breaks.

The protagonist is the epitome of the low man who is unable to navigate the war and the vices of society. A "paper boat in the middle of the ocean", he is failed by his environment, mostly consisting of tight-lipped, burned-out characters who are gripped by anxiety, destructive instincts and love that has gone sour. Redemption offered in the form of a way out of this situation is constantly at arm's length, but its closeness only accelerates Woyzeck's fall towards the tragic ending. Like an entranced circus artist, he is overcome by gravity with an inevitable finality.

The young team of creators is looking for answers to the question whether we can still recognize and relive our emotions and our humanity in our apparent loneliness, battling for ficticious ideas. Which ideas can be considered natural and which ones are the destructive products of artificial social processes?

"Certain occasions are, how shall I put it, too significant to be exploited. Certain things will be shipwrecked on themselves.” – Franz Kafka

The textbook was made by Miklós H. Vecsei
based on Csaba Kiss's facsimile translation

Franz Woyzeck

Márk Nagy

Marie

Ágnes Barta

Regimental drummer

Tibor Fehér

Doctor

László Szabó Sebestyén

Professor

Bence Böröndi m.v. /

Zalán Kisari e.h.

Andres

Péter Herczegh

Captain

Tamás Kovács m.v. /

Zoltán Gyöngyösi m.v.

Kids

Dániel Benedek

Paula

Nikolett Szabó

Non-commissioned officer

Martin Mészáros

One

Sándor Berettyán

Other

Domán Szép

Production Designer

Kinga Vecsei Réta

Dramaturgist

Miklós H. Vecsei

Music

Szabolcs Mátyássy

Stage Manager

Márta Kabai

Whisper

Szilvia Kabódi

Director

Attila Vidnyánszky Jr.

KA
Kaszás Attila Stage
28 April 2019, 15:00
Attila Vidnyánszky Jr.

Attila Vidnyánszky Jr.

Attila Vidnyánszky Jr., who was born in 1993, and Miklós Vecsei, who was born in 1992, completed their studies in directing at the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest in 2015, where they studied under László Marton, Géza D. Hegedűs, and Péter Forgács. Vidnyánszky has been given prominent roles, for instance in productions that were performed in the Comedy Theatre of Budapest and the Hungarian National Theatre. Vecsei played several roles in productions that were performed in the Csokonai Theatre in Debrecen, and at the moment he is a member of the theatre company of the Comedy Theatre of Budapest. Vidnyánszky and Vecsei worked together on performances as university students, and after having completed their studies, they brought contemporary interpretations of classic works of the theatre to the stage in the Radnóti Theatre, in Budaörs, and in Debrecen. Their most important performances include roles in Ede Szigligeti’s Young Lilly, Bulgakov’s Ivan the Terrible, and Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens. They have given their theatre formation the name Stalker Group.

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