Jókai Theatre in Komarno, Komarno, Slovakia
Director: Huba Martin
Performed in Hungarian with English Translation.
2 hours 40 minutes with 1 breaks.
In a wicked, hedonist, and greedy world, those who are honest and decent are stigmatized. Idiot – that is what they call Prince Myshkin, the protagonist of Dostoevsky’s world-famous novel. And although the prince is laughed at for his kindness and naivety, the Christ-like behavior characterizing his existence in this world bound to perish lends him a unique power. Can man still be redeemed? Dostoevsky asks this question. Can the love of Christ find its way in the labyrinth of debauchery? Or does it meet with nothing more than a sigh, sarcastic laughter, a dismissive wave of the hand? The Jókai Theater in Komarno premiered the theatrical adaptation of Dostoevsky’s The Idiot in December 2017. The director of the production, Huba Martin, keeps returning to the theater. This was the eighth time he returned to Komarno with his creative team of set designer Jozef Ciller, costume designer Peter Čanecký (joining the group after Milan Čorba’s death), and choreographer Juraj Letenay. In July 2018, The Idiot won the audience award at the 30th Hungarian Theater Festival in Kisvárda, and Jászai Mari Award-winner Éva Bandor won an award for best supporting actress for her role as Lizaveta Prokofyevna
Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin: SZABÓ VIKTOR
Nastasya Filippovna Barashkova: HOLOCSY KATALIN
Parfyon Semyonovich Rogozhin: TÓTH TIBOR JÁSZAI MARI-DÍJAS
Afanasy Ivanovich Totcky: MOKOS ATTILA
General Ivan Fyodorovich Yepanchin: HORÁNYI LÁSZLÓ m.v.
Lizaveta Prokofyevna Yepanchina: BANDOR ÉVA JÁSZAI MARI-DÍJAS
Aglaya, her daughter: BÁRDOS JUDIT m.v.
Alexandra, her daughter: JÓKAI ÁGI m.v.
Gavril Ardalionovich Ivolgin (Ganya): TÓTH KÁROLY m.v.
General Ivan Fyodorovich Ivolgin, Ganya’s father: ROPOG JÓZSEF
Nína Alexándrovna Ivolgina, Ganya’s mother: HOLOCSY KRISZTINA
Varya: DRÁGA DIÁNA m.v.
Lebedev: OLASZ ISTVÁN
Ferdyshchenko: CULKA OTTÓ
Yevgeny Pavlovich Radomsky: BÉHR MÁRTON e.h.
Darya Alekseyevna: BALASKÓ EDIT
Ptycin: BERNÁTH TAMÁS
Fyodor: NÉMETH ISTVÁN
Other roles: FORGÁCS ATTILA m.v., MAJORFALVI BÁLINT, NAGY LÁSZLÓ, TAKÁCS MÁRIÓ m.v.
Stage manager: Nagy László
Prompter: Leczkési Dóra
Sound technician: Görözdi Szilárd, Csicsó Tamás
Light technician: Rózsás Silvia, Tárnok Dávid
Hairdresser, makeup: Varga Boglárka
Prompter: Bajcsi Viktória