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Georg Büchner



National Theatre, Budapest

Director: Attila Vidnyánszky Jr.

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 m.v.


Ágnes Barta

In addition to:

Sándor Berettyán

Bence Böröndi m.v.

Péter Herczegh

Tamás Kovács m.v.

Barna Bálint m.v.

Martin Mészáros

Attila Lestyán m.v.

László Szabó Sebestyén

Júlia Szász

Domán Szép

Production Designer

Kinga Vecsei Réta


Miklós H. Vecsei


Szabolcs Mátyássy

Stage Manager

Márta Kabai


Szilvia Kabódi

Assistant director

Ákos Trimmel


Attila Vidnyánszky Jr.

Kaszás Attila Stage
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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