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Written by Fanni Sényi after an idea of Sardar Tagirovsky and Fanni Sényi

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO OR THE MEMORY OF A CRAZY DAY

Based on A crazy day or the marriage of Figaro by Beaumarchais

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO OR THE MEMORY OF A CRAZY DAY

National Theatre, Budapest

Director: Sardar Tagirovsky

At the MITEM in Hungarian with English subtitle

3 hours 30 minutes with 2 breaks.

In a seemingly distant future, Spain has become a major player due to the multinational company A.I.DEN (Eden). The chairman of the company that develops artificial intelligence is a 21st century count. We are at his residence. The count – as everybody else – has his desires and fears. He longs for the fiancée of his secretary, Figaro. He will do everything to get what he wants. The inhabitants of the mansion and the employees of the company revolve around their unresolved desires, one central element of which is Figaro himself. Figaro is like one of those lamps that attract night butterflies and insects only to burn their wings and die longing for the unattainable light.

The performance is about social situations, human plots, theatre, love, poetry, futurology, nostalgia, our current world with a link to the world of Beaumarchais. Many things have happened since. We are currently in a rapidly changing world. We face an unimaginable situation. We are on the brink of an age when we must redefine the very concepts of time and space. Consequently, our past, our roots and our memories gain increased importance. But even during this digital revolution there is couple – Figaro and Suzanne – who opt out of the usual ring of plots and gossip. Thanks to the humour and well-conceived play of Beaumarchais we become part of Figaro’s dream, together with him we relive a sliver of the past: we are replaying this crazy day alongside Figaro.

Count Almaviva, Chairman, Eden Company

Ádám Schnell

Rozina Countess, his wife

Nelli Szűcs

Figaro, the personal secretary of the count, Eden Co

Attila Kristán

Susanna, the Count's maid

Ágnes Barta

Marcellina, bio-solar architect, Eden Company

Andrea Söptei

Antonio, the castle's gardener

József Szarvas

Cherubino, the Count's page

Nándor Berettyán

Bartolo, neuroscientist, Eden Company

László Tóth

Basilio, music teacher

Roland Bordás

Fanchette, Antonio's daughter

Kinga Katona

Pepitó Pepitánez, actor

József Rácz

Sebastian, MI researcher, Eden Company

László Szabó Sebestyén

Domingo, conscious dreaming researcher, Eden Company

Domán Szép

Adam, owned by Eden Company

Márk Nagy

Eva, owned by Eden Company, Geisha

Nikolett Szabó

Stage Designer

Judit Dobre-Kóthay

Costume Designer

Blanka-Alíz Bajkó

Composer

Dávid Katona

Video

Bianka Nagy

Vfx

Eszter Csordás

Camerist

Márk Grátz

Dramaturgist

Fanni Sényi

Stage Manager

Gábor Dobos

István Lencsés

Prompter

Anikó Sütő

Assistant Director

Ágota Kolics

Director

Sardar Tagirovsky

MS
Main Stage
Sardar Tagirovsky

Sardar Tagirovsky

Sardar Tagirovsky was born in Russia. He currently lives in Budapest, where he is active as a director, actor, and puppeteer. He also participates in various experimental theatre performances, projects, and workshops as a director, organizer, and creative artist. He pursued formal instruction in theatre direction at the University of the Arts in Târgu Mureș in Romania, where he studied with László Bocsárdi. His production of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard for the Tamási Áron Theatre in Sfântu Gheorghe won the 2015 audience-jury prize at the National Theatre Meetings in Pécs (POSZT).

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