Kornél Mundruczó / Proton Theatre: The Frankenstein-project

2800 HUF | Student: 2200 HUF
General Season Pass and Twin Pass accepted

In Hungarian

It’s a fictitious story, a seemingly everyday social drama that suddenly turns into a bloody crime story – one that is terrifying, yet not shocking.
"But what is all this? Reality program? Installation? The answer: a fictional story where, in the blink of an eye, a seemingly everyday social drama becomes a bloody crime story." (Menų faktūra - Lithuania)
Kornél Mundruczó, the director of the play: "I think the essence of becoming imbued with fascism in a philosophical aspect is the mixture of envy and fear. My intention is for the audience to experience this process in a very realistic way. The purpose would be for the question to arise not on an intellectual level, since there we have all the correct answers ready. Instead, out of curiosity filled with surprise and through the denial of the monster, we should be able to confront the fact, that we are much rather the barmaids or contai­ner-dealers than the different, special individuals, the "other people"." 
"The set is simply perfect: microwave oven, picture of the Virgin Mary, disco lights and an empty aquarium – all this among messy beds and broken chairs. The performance of the Proton Theatre (…) takes place in a metal box container where insanity truly resides. (…) On site, there is an audition taking place. An easy-going, but a rather cynical film director is choosing actors for his would-be horror film. The style of the actor in the role of the film director (Roland Rába) resembles that of Dieter Bohlen, searching for future stars in the TV talent competition show Megastar. (…) Tumult, arrest, snatches of broken lives and what remains: bleak misery. (…) Kornél Mundruczó has an amazing sense for mingling the genres of performance, comedy and naturalism so that these elements create a multi-layered parable reflecting the present." (Badische Neueste Nachrichten - Germany)
Andrea Spolarics, Roland Rába, Orsi Tóth, János Derzsi, Sándor Terhes, Natasa Stork, Péter Orth, Ágota Kiss
Set, cotumes:  Márton Ágh

Written by: Kornél Mundruczó, Yvette Bíró
Dramaturge: Viktória Petrányi
Light: Zoltán Rigó
Sound and video: Zoltán Belényesi, János Rembeczki
Props: Gergely Nagy
Dresser: Jánosné Cselik
Producer: Dóra Büki
Production manager:  Zsófia Csató
Assistant to director: Zsuzsa Szakács

Directed by: Kornél Mundruczó

"Mundruczó Kornél csodálatraméltó érzékkel vegyíti a performansz, a komédia és a naturalista színház műfajait, melyek az ő kezében egy sokrétű, a jelenre reflektáló példázattá válnak.” (Badische Neueste Nachrichten)

"A címben szereplő Frankenstein szörnye Mundruczó szerint nem más, mint a bennünk lévő deviáns." - Dömötör Ági írása


Box Office opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 16h-22h
  • studio and club performance days: 16h-20h30
  • other days: 16h-20h
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  • Performance days: 4-10pm.
  • Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 4pm-7pm.
  • Closed on Mondays.
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