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Henrik Ibsen

Brand

Brand

National Theatre, Budapest, Hungary

Director: Sándor Zsótér

2 hours 20 minutes, without breaks.

Brand serves God. Not the grandfather-like gentle God of love and forgiveness, but a young, strong and strict God that admits no compromises. To become worthy of his God and accommodate their lives with their faith, people would have to change completely. He is asked to become a priest in his village that has been struck by hunger. Brand does not demand more of people than of himself, but even that is too much. He used to be the living embodiment of “all or nothing”. He gave up everything for nothing in return. Is it possible to live without lies and compromises?
“The fact that Brand is a priest is of secondary importance. The all or nothing doctrine is valid for all aspects of life; it is there in love or art… Brand is myself in in my most extreme moments.” Ibsen
 
 
Actors:

Trill Zsolt, Törőcsik Mari, Mátyássy Bence, Trokán Nóra m.v., Mátray László m.v., Szatory Dávid, Horváth Lajos Ottó, Kristán Attila, Szűcs Péter Pál, Molnár Erika
 
Assistant director: Kolics Ágota
Stage design: Ambrus Mária
Costume design: Benedek Mari
Dramaturge: Ungár Júlia
 
Agnes

Nóra Trokán m.v.

László Mátray m.v.

Set designer

Mária Ambrus

Costume designer

Mari Benedek

Dramaturgist

Júlia Ungár

Stage manager

Márta Kabai

Prompter

Anikó Sütő

Assistant director

Ágota Kolics

Director

Sándor Zsótér

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Kaszás Attila Stage
Sándor Zsótér

Sándor Zsótér

Sándor Zsótér was born in Budapest, 1961. He is a director, dramaturge and actor, who has starred in leading roles in several Hungarian films. Zsótér studied at the University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest. After his graduation in 1983, he started working as a dramaturge in Zalaegerszeg. He continued his work in Szolnok in 1985, then a year later in Budapest in the Radnóti Theatre, to settle in Nyíregyháza in 1990. He has been directing since 1991. Zsótér continued his work as a director in Miskolc from 1992. In 1991 he was asked for the leading director’s position in the Theatre of Szolnok by György Spiró. He has worked for the National Theatre of Szeged from 1996, for the Radnóti Theatre, Budapest from 1999. He has been teaching at the University of Theatre and Film Arts since 1996, and at the Department of Theatre Studies, University of Veszprém.

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