Ukraine • Transcarpathian Regional Hungarian Drama Theatre, Berehove
Director: Attila Vidnyánszky
Performed in Hungarian. On MITEM with English subtitles.
2 hours 30 minutes with 1 breaks.
One day, the commander of Tót’s son, who is fighting on the Russian front, comes to the home of the Tót family in Mátraszentanna. He compels the family to pack up.
Örkény wrote the work with the victims of the disaster on the Don River in mind. Director Attila Vidnyánszky’s production is also not about war in general, but the conflagration of the Second World War specifically. But he goes even farther than Örkény, for in his production the arc of madness stretches all the way to the present. After the soldier songs of the war, the communist marching songs begin, and then the theme music to the television show Dallas suggests that devastation spans different eras. Only the tools and methods change.
Anita Polyák e.h.
Csolti Klára V.