Secret Company is one of the most intriguing troupes in the independent field, taking risks for the sake of experimentation with the boundary between real life and theatre. In The Acts of the Pitbull, combining a relaxed atmosphere with black humour, the mythical is blended with the biggest banalities of life.
Actors: Zsolt NAGY, Angéla STEFANOVICS, Natasa STORK, Martin BOROSS, Zola SZABÓ, Zsuzsa LŐRINCZ
Dance: Zsófia Tamara VADAS
Scenery: Rózsa SEBŐ
Production manager: Viktória KULCSÁR
Dramaturg: Borbála SEBŐK
Director’s assistant: Martin BOROSS
Director: Péter Kárpáti
Based on a story by the acclaimed Hungarian playwright, Kárpáti Péter.
The angry prophet of the old legends after many thousands year of peregrination arrives to Budapest. He comes out from the railway station, and starts to mess around the city as a pitbull messes around the playground… He goes from flat to flat ringing at the doorbells, but the only thing he finds everywhere is crisis: family crisis, existential and moral crisis… yet he solves everything with his frightful, cruel logic.
The play is based on an old Jewish legend which was integrated in the Qur’an and in many other Christian legends. The performance mixes socio-graphic micro-authenticity with the cosmic notions of moralities.
The performance, with its shocking black humour, draws a map of the public state of Hungary. The key of the success lies in the style which alludes to the Dogma films, in the originality of acting, and that the audience is invited into a very intimate relationship with the performers: they are seated inside the „living-room”, everything is happening just within their grasp. The protagonist of performance is Nagy Zsolt, who was a former actor of the ex-Krétakör, led by Schilling Árpád.